Understanding solutions to promote healthy Ageing and reduce multimorbidity in Rwanda
Ageing is often accompanied by chronic diseases, multimorbidity, and frailty, increasing need for clinical and social care. This is challenging even in high income countries. In low- or middle-income countries these challenges conspire with background poverty, infectious diseases, changing societies, and under-resourced health and social care systems. There is little knowledge on the perceptions of ageing and needs and priorities of older people in Rwanda to maintain health ageing. The results of this cross-disciplinary study will therefore provide evidence to design novel interventions to maintain health ageing and inform policy and planning. Our longer-term goal is to develop future grants to test prioritized, co-developed interventions to strengthen care and health among this population and create a road map for Rwanda and other countries in the region to meet the goals of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing’ 2021-2030.