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Ageing: The Response Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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577–88
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This is an overview of the phenomenon of population ageing and ageing trends in Jamaica. It documents landmark policy achievements and responses to population ageing and analyses related social, economic and health implications, as well as, the challenges and opportunities of ageing. The interdigitations of ageing issues and public health is manifest from the early historical milestones in ageing research to the establishment of the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre to the continuing collaborative work with international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO). The contribution of the University of the West Indies (UWI) through the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry to ageing research and policy is documented.
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e-Published: 25 Jul, 2013
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