Before the COVID-19 pandemic, older people in low and middle-income countries experienced high rates of death and illness from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). They now face a double threat. Additionally, some NCDs increase the risk of COVID-19 case fatality and disrupted access to health services limits access to essential treatment for NCDs. The webinar will explore these issues and try to identify practical responses.
A B Dey, Professor & Head Department of Geriatric Medicine All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi.
Caring older people in LMICs during COVID 19 pandemic and the double burden of NCDs- lessons learnt.
Max Bachmann, Professor of Health Services Research, University of East Anglia.
NCDs and COVID-19 and older people: evidence from South Africa.
Further speakers to be confirmed.