Announcing the National Research Council report “Aging in Sub-Saharan Africa: Recommendations for Furthering Research”

Notice Number: NOT-AG-06-009

Key Dates
Release Date: July 27, 2006

Issued by
National Institute on Aging (NIA), (http://www.nia.nih.gov)
National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (http://www.nichd.nih.gov/)

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) wish to announce the availability of the report “Aging in Sub-Saharan Africa: Recommendations for Furthering Research,” published by the National Research Council of the National Academies and available electronically at http://newton.nap.edu/catalog/11708.html.  This report adds to the empirical and conceptual knowledge of the situation of older people in sub-Saharan Africa and makes practical suggestions for further research in this area.  

The report includes papers relevant to RFA-HD-06-007, “Global Partnerships for Social Science AIDS Research,” and PAR-06-114, “Research on Pathways Linking Environments, Behaviors and HIV/AIDS.”  Papers discuss the sociodemographic impacts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on older people in the region, including effects on living arrangements of the elderly and the demographic impacts of behavioral preventive and antiretroviral treatment programs.

Inquiry

For RFA-HD-06-007, “Global Partnerships for Social Science AIDS Research,” see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-06-007.html
For PAR-06-114, “Research on Pathways Linking Environments, Behaviors and HIV/AIDS,” see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-114.html

For questions or further information, contact:

Georgeanne E. Patmios
Behavioral and Social Research Program
National Institute on Aging
Gateway Building, Suite 533
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205 (use 20814 for express mail)
Tel: 301-496-3138; Fax: 301-402-0051
Email: PatmiosG@mail.nih.gov

Susan F. Newcomer, Ph.D.
Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8B07G, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892 - 7510
Rockville MD 20852 (for courier/express service or non-USPS delivery)
Tel: 301-435-6981; Fax: 301-435-6981
Email: NewcomeS@mail.nih.gov  


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