Elderly care model in rural Bangladesh: the case of YPSA initiative

Khan, Hafiz T.A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1817-3730 (2022) Elderly care model in rural Bangladesh: the case of YPSA initiative. In: II. İbradi Gerontoloji̇ Çaliştayi Bi̇ldi̇ri̇ Ki̇tapçiği. Ibradi Gerontological centre, pp. 6-13.


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There are around 13 million people in Bangladesh over the age of 60 which is about 8 per cent of the population. The proportion of older people is expected to double by 2050. Previously, families would have taken care of their older relatives but this situation is changing due to social, psychological and economic reasons. Older people are increasingly being left alone and living separately from their families making them vulnerable, a situation that is more prevalent in rural areas than in the cities. In rural
areas, there is a lack of proper health care services, economic services and decent opportunities leaving older people living in such areas even more vulnerable. This research aims to understand ageing in Bangladesh in the rural setting with a focus on how an effective health care service could be established to support older people living there. The YPSA health care model for older people in Bangladesh can provide a way forward for many other countries in the world to follow.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Depositing User: Hafiz T.A. Khan
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2022 20:27
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 15:28
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9439


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