Track 2.2 – Embracing an ageing society (Co-presented with The Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation)
Embracing an ageing society (Co-presented with The Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation)
12 Sep 2023 Tuesday 12:00
There is a widening gap between demand and supply for elderly care. Ageing populations are rising sharply. More than half of the world’s population aged 65+ will be from Asia by 2025, and individuals that require long-term care for not only chronic diseases but also for sustaining daily activities are also forecasted to quadruple by 2050, creating demand for in-home medical services. An expanding middle class and rising health awareness are adding to the pressure.
This session will explore the opportunities for and challenges in tackling ageing society, such as scaling up home care nursing across the Asia-Pacific countries, and discuss areas where philanthropy should plug in.
Sasakawa Health Foundation
Chairman of Elderly Commission, Labour and Welfare Bureau
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney
Professor of Nursing and Global Health, School of Nursing and Public Health
University of Washington