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Ageing in Pakistan—A New Challenge


With increasing life spans across the world, Pakistan is also experiencing a rise in its elderly population. With meager resources and a poor understanding of aging; Pakistan faces many challenges in caring for its elderly population. This article highlights the present infrastructure and systems in place for the aged in Pakistan with a special focus on health and medical issues. Future possibilities for improvement in the health and wellbeing of our elderly are also discussed.

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Sabzwari, S.R., Azhar, G. Ageing in Pakistan—A New Challenge. Ageing Int 36, 423–427 (2011).

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