Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 12

Effect of Geriatric Community Program on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage Among Older Persons in Africa; A Nigeria Project Plan

Amara Frances Chizoba MPH PhD1*,Chukwuebuka Ugwu MPH MBBS1,2 and Chinedu Asiegbu MD1,3

1Mission to Elderlies Project Department, Renewal Health Foundation, Nigeria
2Public Health Department, World Health Organization, Nigeria
3Epidemiology Department, Sam Houston State University, USA

*Corresponding Author: Amara Frances Chizoba, Renewal Health Foundation, Nigeria. E-mail: missiontoelderlies@gmail.com, info@renewalhealthfoundation.org

Received: July 01, 2021; Published: November 15, 2021

Abstract

Introduction: Population of older person are growing globally, in Africa and Nigeria. The WHO stated that this demographic change has implications on health care systems and on achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) and universal health coverage (UHC). However, programs to adjust to population aging is still lacking in countries like Nigeria.

Aim: This project proposal aims to implement and evaluate, with goal of scaling up, community geriatric program on achieving SDGs and UHC among older persons in Nigeria.

Methodology: Intervention approach will include home based management of older persons through seven geriatric case management processes, service provisions by trained case managers across four intervention domains, instituting and supporting health geriatric clinics and drug banks, enrollment of beneficiaries into national health insurance program and supporting system strengthening (on geriatric care) for service providers and hospitals. Data collection and entry will be done using expert data capturing tools and geriatric data management information system (GDMIS), while data analysis will be done through comparison of pre and post intervention indices.

Result, Conclusion and Recommendation: Review of literatures and anecdotal data show paucity of geriatric projects for care of older persons whose population is exponentially increasing in Africa. This project proposal that aims to implement and evaluate effect of a novel and innovative community health programs on achieving SDGs and UHC goals among older persons in Nigeria will share its result, conclusion and recommendations, which will be disseminated for adaption and adoption for geriatric programing in the African context.

 

Keywords: Older Persons; Health Program; Universal Health Coverage; Sustainable Development Goal; Nigeria

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Citation

Citation: Amara Frances Chizoba., et al. “Effect of Geriatric Community Program on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage Among Older Persons in Africa; A Nigeria Project Plan". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.12 (2021): 48-63.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Amara Frances Chizoba., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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