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South Africa is failing to address malnutrition in its older people

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Abstract


  • The traditional extended family system has eroded in much of sub-Saharan Africa, leaving many older people who traditionally depended on this support vulnerable. In rural households, young people often migrate to cities in search of employment. International emigration and the pandemic of HIV/AIDS have also taken their toll.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Charlton, K. & Kalula, S. (2015). South Africa is failing to address malnutrition in its older people. The Conversation, 24 June 1-3.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3895&context=smhpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2873

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 24 June

Place Of Publication


  • https://theconversation.com/south-africa-is-failing-to-address-malnutrition-in-its-older-people-43231

Abstract


  • The traditional extended family system has eroded in much of sub-Saharan Africa, leaving many older people who traditionally depended on this support vulnerable. In rural households, young people often migrate to cities in search of employment. International emigration and the pandemic of HIV/AIDS have also taken their toll.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Charlton, K. & Kalula, S. (2015). South Africa is failing to address malnutrition in its older people. The Conversation, 24 June 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3895&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2873

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 24 June

Place Of Publication


  • https://theconversation.com/south-africa-is-failing-to-address-malnutrition-in-its-older-people-43231