Ageing populations and care ecosystems: Policy complementarity, substitution and disconnect

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Faculty of Public Health and Policy seminar series

Global ageing is a phenomenon that created considerable opportunities as well as significant challenges. Longevity and increases in healthy years generate a range of societal and individual benefits. However, not all extra years of life are spent in good health. 

In this seminar, Professor Shereen Hussein will provide an overview of global ageing followed by an interpretation of the care ecosystems drawing examples from high-income and low- and middle-income countries. She will mainly explore the dynamical relationship between formal and informal care spheres as two vital interactive components of an overall ecosystem. 

This session will be chaired by Professor Nicholas Mays, Professor of Health Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).  


Professor Shereen Hussein, Professor of Health And Social Care Policy, LSHTM

Shereen Hussein, a medical demographer and statistician by training, is an expert in the organisation and delivery of social care and their interactions with health policy.  

Shereen has advised the UK government, parliamentary committees on issues related to adult social care, particularly the workforce including wages and immigration policies. Internationally, she has acted as a senior expert for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) in 2017; UN in 2019;  the World Health Organization (WHO) between 2019-2021 and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2015, on issues related to long term care delivery and planning, elder abuse and ageing/dementia policies. 

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