Understanding health and care needs of older people in low and middle-income countries

Understanding health and care needs of older people in low and middle-income countries


Access to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a central goal of Agenda 2030. Together with the adoption by 194 Member States of the WHO Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Ageing and Health and WHO’s planned Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020 – 2030 create unparalleled opportunities for influence in terms of older people’s access to health and care services and support and the design of models of UHC to meet their needs globally.

AARP International and HelpAge International are looking for international experts to produce evidence and report on health and care needs of older people and current status in terms of the extent to which systems and services respond to these needs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aspects to be covered are:

i.    Physical and mental health of older women and men in LMICs

ii.    Health and long-term care systems and support in LMICs

iii.  SDGs and monitoring health and care needs and access in older age

The consultant(s) is also to make recommendations in terms of what is required to ensure better policy, service provision etc. to identify and address health and care needs of older people in LMICs.

The consultancy is proposed to start on January 15, 2018 and to be completed by 22 July, 2018.

The ideal consultant(s) will have an advanced degree(s) in relevant field(s), in-depth familiarity with international literature and debate on health and care issues of older people in LMICs, and experience of conducting quantitative research, literature review and/or similar studies.

Expression of Interest

Interested consultants are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for delivery of the assignment by COB 9 January, 2018 by email to Alex Mihnovits at amihnovits@helpage.org.

The short EOI (about 3-5 pages) should include:

1)   Proposed methodology and any comments on TOR

2)   Work plan including outputs/deliverables and time frames for each stage

3)   Proposed budget

4)   Appendixes (not included in the 3-5 pages)

a.    CV of the consultant(s)

b.    Contact information for 2 professional references

c.    Relevant studies previously produced (1-2)


Please, see Terms of Reference for the full description of the consultancy. 


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