HIV and older adults in South Africa

ANU Demography seminar

Presented by
School of Demography and
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health

Researching health and well-being of older adults in a context of a severe HIV epidemic: A personal perspective

Presenter: Dr Makandwe Nyirenda
Date and time: Thursday 3 December 2015, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Bob Douglas Lecture Theatre, Building 62 (entrance on Eggleston Road)

The population of older persons in South Africa is rapidly ageing. As a result of which, South Africa is in midst of a health transition from communicable to non-communicable diseases. Yet the health care system is not yet adequately prepared or well-equipped to handle emerging non-communicable diseases or the needs of older people. The health and well-being of older people is not well understood, owing to limited studies that explore direct and indirect effects of HIV on health of older people. In this presentation I describe research I have been involved in on the health and well-being of older adults, highlighting some research gaps and planned next steps with potential for collaborations.

Dr Makandwe Nyirenda is from the HIV Prevention Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council and will be visiting the Australian National University in December 2015 as the first recipient of the John C Caldwell African Research Visiting Fellowship.

Further information

Refreshments will be served following the seminar.

The seminar is free and open to the public.

T 02 6125 8346

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