Malawi 'Among Worst Places to Grow Old' – Global Report Has Found (allAfrica.com)

Six African countries, including Malawi and Mozambique, have been ranked among the 10 worst places to grow old, on the third annual Global AgeWatch Index from charity Age International.

The Global AgeWatch Index measures the quality of life of older people across the four categories of income security, including pensions and the poverty rate; health status, such as life expectancy; capability, which covers employment and education; and enabling environment, from physical safety to public transport access.

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda and Uganda were all in the bottom 10 countries for people over 60-years-old.

Switzerland topped the list and Afghanistan came last.

The report includes 96 countries that are considered to have adequate data sets.

There are 901m people in the world who are 60 years old or above, representing 12.3pc of the global population. This is expected to rise to 1.4bn people, or 16.5pc, by 2030.

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