A growing elderly population in sub-Saharan Africa points to improved health care but presents a new quandary: coverage for elders. Regional life expectancy rose by 20 years since 1960, guaranteeing a growing elderly population requiring unique care. Rural clinics and…

Longer lifespans across Africa require an approach to long term care that is less reliant on family members, usually women, shouldering the burden, writes Hilda Owii.Caretaking can be a stressful full-time job, and family-based care does not preclude abuse and exploitation…