The Ones We Seldom See: Old Folks in Young Countries

It has long been thought that demographic aging and its attendant implications for health and social services is primarily a problem for industrialized wealthy countries. Nothing could be further from the truth since most older persons (and an increasingly higher number) reside in low‐income countries. Through a description of a home visit to older women in the small town of Gondar, Ethiopia, the general state of older persons in sub‐Saharan Africa is addressed.

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