MENARAH (meaning lighthouse in Arabic) brings together those interested in healthy ageing research and policy across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. We aim to raise awareness of ageing within the MENA region’s specific economic and socio-cultural structures. The MENARAH network seeks to conduct research and knowledge mobilisation activities to inform the formulation of policies and practices specific to healthy ageing and the well-being of older people and their informal carers in the region.

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Introduction: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, traditionally characterised by youthful demographics, is rapidly transforming into ageing societies. Despite strong cultural narratives of respect towards the elderly, these ideals often clash with the lived experiences of older individuals....