TICAD 7 Official Side Event
Towards Population Ageing in Africa
– Current Approach to Elderly Care, and Lessons to be Shared Across Continents –
Date & Time: 29th, August, 2019, 13:00-14:30
Venue: PACIFICO Yokohama Exhibition Hall B08
The world is aging, and Africa is no exception. Although the relative number of elderly people in Africa is still low compared to other continents, that number is expected to triple in the next 30 years.
Population aging is a positive outcome for healthcare system, but it also presents a variety of new challenges. Health and long-term care systems will find themselves under increasing pressure as they tackle an increase in noncommunicable diseases while still grappling with persistent infectious diseases. Furthermore, disparities in access to our quality of long-term care represent a potential new cause of social instability and a barrier to continued development.
This event was held on the sidelines of the 7th Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD 7) with the goal of bringing together policymakers, civil society representatives, and academicians in a dialogue on the challenges of aging in Africa.
The discussion focused on healthcare, social protection, and welfare, as well as on the potential for collaboration between the Asia Health and Wellbeing Initiative (AHWIN) and a proposed African health and Wellbeing Initiative (AfHWIN).
President and CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Awa Marie Coll-Seck
Forer Minister of Health for the Republic of Senegal
Regional Director-Africa, HelpAge International
Director for Population Planning / National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia
Associate Professor, Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health
|Panel Discussion (Moderator)
Director, Department of International Research and Cooperation, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
Special Advisor to the President for Healthcare and Long-Term Care Policy, Econonic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)