Increasingly we have observed that emerging countries are beginning to take action to address the societal and health issues that are confronting them as a result of the global ageing demographics.

Yesterday I read an article about how the Ministry of Health in Thailand hopes to get the government to support the development of health care services for the elderly.

According to an article in The Nation, Thailand’s largest business daily, the plan is to launch, over the next 4 years, eight projects for the elderly, including one-stop care service centres in hospitals, a centre for excellence in ageing and geriatric health, and senior clinics, with a focus on serving elderly with chronic diseases.

We hope that the Thai government will connect with ageing service providers in nearby countries who are willing to help develop these community models.    IAHSA’s Global Ageing Network can help make those connections.

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