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National Research Council (US) Committee on Population; Cohen B, Menken J, editors. Aging in Sub-Saharan Africa: Recommendation for Furthering Research. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.

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Appendix AWorkshop Agenda

Workshop on Aging in Africa Committee on Population U.S. National Academy of Sciences

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School of Public Health/Population Program University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Venue: Hofmeyr House, University of the Witwatersrand Campus

Monday, July 26

Site visit to MRC/WITS—Agincourt Health and Population Unit and WITS Rural Facility (WRF)

Tuesday, July 27

MorningReturn from WRF
2:00 P.M.LUNCH
2:45 P.M.WELCOMEAND INTRODUCTIONS
Professor Jane Menken, University of Colorado (chair)
Professor Belinda Bozzoli, University of the Witwatersrand
Dr. Barney Cohen, The National Academies
Dr. Richard Suzman, National Institutes of Health
3:15 P.M.DEMOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW
Aging in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Changing Demography of the Region
Dr. Victoria Velkoff, U.S. Census Bureau
Dr. Paul Kowal, World Health Organization
Discussant: Dr. Eric Udjo, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria
Q&A and General Discussion
4:15 P.M.BREAK
4:30 P.M.INSIGHTSFROM SIMULATION MODELS
I. Demographic Impacts of the HIV Epidemic and Consequences of Population-Wide Treatment of HIV for the Elderly: Results from Microsimulation
Dr. Samuel J. Clark, University of Colorado and University of the Witwatersrand
II. The HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Kin Relations, Living Arrangements, and the Elderly in South Africa
Professor M. Giovanna Merli, University of Wisconsin
Professor Alberto Palloni, University of Wisconsin
Discussant: Professor Rob Dorrington, University of Cape Town
Q&A and General Discussion
6:00 P.M.ADJOURN

Wednesday, July 28

9:00 A.M. FORMALAND INFORMAL SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEMS
I. An Overview of Formal and Informal Social Security Systems in Africa
Professor Edwin Kaseke, University of Zimbabwe
II. Labor Migration and Households: A Reconsideration of the Effects of the Social Pension on Labor Supply in South Africa
Professors Dorrit Posel, James Fairburn, and Frances Lund, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Discussant: Professor Servaas van der Berg, University of Stellenbosch
Q&A and General Discussion
10:30 A.M. Break
10:45 A.M. RURAL/URBAN DIFFERENCESIN AGINGAND ADULT HEALTH: INSIGHTSFROM THE IN-DEPTH NETWORK
I. Health Transitions in Rural Southern Africa: New Understanding, Growing Complexity
Dr. Kathleen Kahn, University of the Witwatersrand
Professor Stephen Tollman, University of the Witwatersrand
II. The Situation of the Elderly in Poor Urban Settings: The Case of Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Abdhalah Ziraba Kasiira, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
Dr. Negussie Taffa, APHRC
Dr. Alex Ezeh, APHRC
Discussant: Dr. Ayaga Bawah, Navrongo Health Research Centre
Q&A and General Discussion
12:15 P.M. LUNCH
1:15 P.M. EXIT FROM THE LABOR FORCE
Labor Force Withdrawal of the Elderly in South Africa
Professor David Lam, University of Michigan
Professor Murray Leibbrandt, University of Cape Town
Vimal Ranchhod, University of Michigan
Discussant: Professor Martin Wittenberg, University of Cape Town
Q&A and General Discussion
2:15 P.M. MEASUREMENT ISSUES
Relating Self-Reported Health and Objective Health Indicators of Adult Mortality
Professor Jane Menken, University of Colorado
Discussant: Professor Robert Willis, University of Michigan
Q&A and General Discussion
3:15 P.M.BREAK
3:45 P.M.LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
I. HIV/AIDS and Older People in South Africa
Professor Victoria Hosegood, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Professor Ian M. Timaeus, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
II. Interactions Between Socioeconomic Status and Living Arrangements in Predicting Gender-Specific Health Status Among the Elderly in Cameroon
Professor Barthélémy Kuate-Defo, University of Montreal
Discussant: Dr. Kalanidhi Subbarao, The World Bank
Q&A and General Discussion
5:15 P.M. ADJOURN

Thursday, July 29

9: 00 A.M. POLICY
From Piecemeal Action to Integrated Solutions: The Need for Policies on Ageing and Older People in Africa
Tavengwa Nhongo, HelpAge International, Nairobi Karen Peachey, Independent Consultant
Discussant: Dr. Benoit Kalasa, United Nations Fund for Population Activities, Ethiopia
Q&A and General Discussion
10:30 A.M. BREAK
10:45 A.M. ROUNDTABLE ON DATA NEEDS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
Professor Frances Lund, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Dr. Alex Ezeh, APHRC
Dr. Peter Byass, Umeå University
Professor Robert Willis, University of Michigan
Q&A and General Discussion
12:45 P.M. WRAP-UP / POINTS TO BE INCORPORATED IN FINAL REPORT
Professor Jane Menken, University of Colorado, Boulder
1:00 P.M LUNCH
2:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION
The organizers of the meeting will meet to discuss publication plans for the volume and their consensus statement on future research needs.
Professor Jane Menken (chair), University of Colorado
Dr. Alex Ezeh, APHRC
Professor Edwin Kaseke, University of Zimbabwe
Professor Barthélémy Kuate-Defo, University of Montreal
Professor David Lam, University of Michigan
Professor Stephen Tollman, University of the Witwatersrand
Professor Robert Willis, University of Michigan
5:30 P.M. ADJOURN

Friday, July 30

9:00 A.M. CLOSED SESSION [CONT.]
1:00 P.M. ADJOURN
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