Study to Evaluate Health in Older Population Launched

A Picture in Ageing is a study that will explore demography, healthy ageing phenotype and self-perception in a
community of older people in Uganda. Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research council as well as the Medical
Research Council, the project was launched on February 2 during a workshop. There, different partners met and shared ideas on creating a work plan that would guide the study activities going forward. Prof. Carol Brayne from Cambridge Institute of Public Health is the Principal Investigator and The Ugandan Academy is a partner in implementation. The study aims at evaluating the social, demographic, clinical, access to health and other services, frailty, co-morbidities including HIV situation of older people (>50 years) living in a community in
Wakiso district; Busukuma sub-county. It is a multidisciplinary study, which Dr Tennie Videler (Pic 2, left) meeting one of the participants for the study. year one review of sub grantees The first annual progress review meeting for sub-grantees and demonstration
projects was held on 23rd February. Held at the Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala, representatives from all nine subgrantees, including Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment – (RICE West Nile) and Rice Out Mbuya (ROM) who
began their year with us in January were in attendance. Lessons learned in year one and challenges faced were shared by all. Various methods used by different subgrantees presented challenges for others to adopt. Recommendations were also shared by fellow sub-grantees on some of the challenging activities. has neuroscientists, demographers, social scientists and artists (visual and performing) coming together using will both qualitative
and quantitative methods.