The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits) in South Africa, in partnership with the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, will host an event titled Health and Ageing in Southern Africa: Addressing Inequities over the Life Course in Johannesburg on October 15, 2019 from 13:30-17:00. The program is open to the public and will showcase the latest research on health and aging emerging from the NIH-funded study Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI). Findings from HAALSI could provide valuable insight into cognition and dementia, HIV and treatment, cardio-metabolic disease, public policy and health, and multi-morbidity in relation to aging in South Africa and regionally, all of which have profound implications for society.
Scientists from leading sister health and retirement studies in other middle-income, as well as high-income, countries will participate in the showcase.
Health and Ageing in Southern Africa: Addressing Inequities over the Life Course is sponsored by The MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), the South African Medical Research Council, the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The showcase will take place at the Wits Club, Braamfontein Campus West, Wits, on October 15, 13:30-17:00, and will be chaired by Dr. Judy Dlamini, the Chancellor of Wits University.