In 2013, the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies launched Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI), the first Health and Retirement (HRS) sister study in Africa. The project is led by an interdisciplinary team of collaborators from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and The INDEPTH Network, a global network of health and demographic surveillance systems. The project aims to identify the biological, social, and economic conditions that shape health in the aging population of Agincourt, South Africa. Major themes include: dementia and cognitive impairment, HIV, cardiometabolic risks and disease, and public policies.
Join the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a talk from HAALSI researchers on the significance of the study, the survey and testing methodologies, early results, and how the data harmonizes with HRS studies in the U.S., India, China, Mexico, and Europe. Lunch will be served.
This event is part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, which celebrates and showcases Harvard’s global presence and educational opportunities that extend beyond the Cambridge and Boston campuses.
ORGANIZER(S): Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Worldwide Week at Harvard
EVENT WEBSITE: http://worldwideweek.harvard.edu/#Monday