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Longevity in Nepal, Environmental, Health and Policy Challenges

Parker, SL and Pant, B (2011) Longevity in Nepal, Environmental, Health and Policy Challenges. International Journal of Society Systems Science, 3 (4). pp. 333-345. ISSN 1756-252X

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Abstract

Longevity is a relatively recent phenomenon in Nepal; over the past few decades the priority in Nepal has been reducing infant and maternal mortality. With an increasingly aging population and changing patterns of migration, this brings with it challenges to Nepali society in terms of meeting the needs of an aging population and creating a policy environment that ensures these needs are met. This paper explores some of the complexities of an aging population in Nepal and focuses on examining the various health and service implications to a nation that has recently been engaged in a decade long „People‟s War‟. Through highlighting the paucity of research in this area, this paper argues for an urgent need for research, both scientific and within the social sciences, into the complexities of meeting the needs of an aging population in the context of Nepal. It clearly demonstrates the need for new spaces of dialogue to emerge where these debates and lessons can be shared.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: InderScience Publishers
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2015 12:54
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 19:17
DOI or Identification number: 10.1504/IJSSS.2011.043211
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1541

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