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Towards healthy ageing in Palembang, Indonesia

Document type: mthesis
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Abstract: Worldwide, ageing populations are growing rapidly due to the success of governments in decreasing fertility and increasing life expectancy. Ageing populations, however, constitute also a challenge, because elderly are often suffering from diseases and other conditions which hamper them from ageing in a healthy way. Furthermore, they may put on burden on the people around them, the health system and financial resources. Hence, policies have to be developed by considering the determinants of healthy ageing. So far, the attention from the government in Indonesia and Palembang for healthy aging has been limited and not many policies have been formulated and implemented. The thesis intends to provide a basis for developing a strategy for health aging in Palembang. The situation of ageing in Indonesia and Palembang is analyzed, and the determinants of healthy ageing are identified and assessed. The methodology of this study is as much as possible based on a review of available data from Indonesia and Palembang. The framework of healthy ageing which is proposed by SNIPH is used. Though it was developed in Europe, it is also useful for Indonesia. Furthermore, it provides a framework for developing policies, in which the local condition in Palembang should be considered and support from different stakeholders plays an important role. Finally, several recommendations are presented for formulating a strategy for healthy ageing in Palembang.
Authors: Kusumawaty, I.
Country: Indonesia
Category: Research
Department: Development Policy & Practice
Institute: KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)
Keywords: ageing persons , health , policy
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: v, 49
Year: 2008
Region: Southeast Asia
Right: © 2008 Kusumawaty
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: Towards healthy ageing in Palembang, Indonesia
Training: Master of Public Health / International Course in Health Development (ICHD)