Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Asia Faces Challenges as Populations Start to Rapidly Age

Population experts say Asia is witnessing one of the most profound demographic shifts in recent memory, with the number of people older than 65 years expected to grow from 300 million to around 1 billion by 2050. Governments in the region are being forced to look to policy changes – in medical care, retirement ages and pension plans – to cope with the rapid demographic shift. In the admissions ward of a Bangkok public hospital, elderly patients lie on hospital gurneys awaiting...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter