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Title:Mainstreaming African Union policy on ageing: the need for African Union Commission on Ageing
Author:Tope, Omotayo Olatubosun
Year:2006
Periodical:African Anthropologist
Volume:13
Issue:1-2
Pages:68-76
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:elderly
ageing
African Union
Abstract:Help Age International (2003) has projected that the population of elderly people in Africa will have risen to 212 million by 2050. This increase will create a challenge, because the elderly are typically the poorest members of society. Although the African Union has prioritized the issue of ageing, policies have not been implemented successfully. This paper proposes the establishment of an African Union Commission for Ageing (AUCA), whose primary aim would be to integrate policies on ageing in various African countries and initiate a comprehensive policy framework for the continent. The major concern of AUCA would be to address and prevent poverty in old age. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]