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Assessing Population Aging and Disability in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Malawi?

  • Andreas E. Stuck mail,

    andreas.stuck@insel.ch

    Affiliation: Geriatrics Department, University of Bern, Inselspital University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Lyson Tenthani,

    Affiliations: Department of HIV and AIDS, Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland

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  • Matthias Egger

    Affiliations: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland, School of Public Health & Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Published: May 07, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001441

About the Authors

Andreas E. Stuck
Geriatrics Department, University of Bern, Inselspital University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
Lyson Tenthani
Department of HIV and AIDS, Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi
Lyson Tenthani, Matthias Egger
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland
Matthias Egger
School of Public Health & Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: andreas.stuck@insel.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AES ME. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AES LT ME. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AES LT ME. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AES LT ME.