Towards more healthy older citizens & inclusive societies in Sudan

KEY POINTS:

• Older people are a vulnerable group in our communities that needs more attention.

• Improving the health of the elderly in Sudan will be a step forward towards the ultimate goal of “Health for All”. This will ensure that no one will be left behind due to old age.

• Improving the health of the elderly in Sudan means less burden on the health systems.

• Expansion of health insurance coverage for the elderly is essential for access to health care services.

• Building safety nets for the older people prevent abuse and impoverishment.

• Poverty and lack of economic sufficiency puts older people at higher risk of adverse health and social outcomes.

• High level commitment is essential to push the agenda of the well being of the elderly forward.

• Evidence synthesis is crucial to inform context specific policies and interventions.

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