The meaning of ageing and healthy longevity is socially and culturally sensitive. To enable designing effective policies and interventions aimed at promoting healthy ageing, it is crucial to understand what it means to be healthy in old age and identify healthy ageing behaviours that are likely to be adopted by individuals, families and the wider communities in the MENA region.
MENARAH Network engages with older people, their families and informal carers, national and international relevant organisations and academics to explore the meaning of healthy ageing in the Middle East and North Africa region. The activities provide means to ensure the voice of and meaningful engagement with different groups and individuals.
Some of these activities were facilitated by an engagement grant from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2021-2022).