Interventions for Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Older People in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project Period

January 2017 - January 2019

Project Partners

  • University of East Anglia

Drawing on secondary analysis of national survey data from Ghana and South Africa, the overall aim of the study is to provide sub-Saharan African policy-makers with more robust evidence base for informed decisions on the potential impacts of interventions for older people, including cash transfers, social health insurance and the screening of chronic health conditions. While the experiences of Ghana and South Africa are not generalizable to the entire region, they offer valuable lessons and insights. This will inform policies to enhance social protection, risk and resilience; as well as specific concerns about depression and mental health.

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