Linking priorities for training, research and policy on ageing in sub-Saharan Africa

  • A.O. Wilson Division of Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
  • D.J. Adamchak Department of Sociology, Kansas State University, USA

Abstract

This forum raises for debate the issues of training, research and policy on ageing in sub-Saharan Africa. The obstacles to a seamless linkage between these areas are discussed. The forum concludes with recommendations to overcome the obstacles, for consideration by all individuals involved in ageing and health on the sub-continent.

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Published
1997-10-01