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South East Asia confronts its rapidly aging population

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7115.1035g (Published 25 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1035
  1. Shah Ebrahim
  1. London

    South East Asia is having to face the problems of a rapidly aging population more quickly than other areas of the world. As a result, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has established a programme to tackle the needs of the growing elderly population.

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