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Effects of a rapidly ageing global population

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The burden of ageing disproportionately affects lower and middle income countries according to Dr. John Beard, Director of Ageing and Life Course for the World Health Organization. Populations around the world are rapidly ageing and ageing presents both challenges and opportunities. It will increase demand for primary health care and long-term care, require a larger and better trained workforce and intensify the need for environments to be made more age-friendly.
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