Malawi ‘among worst places to grow old’: Global report has found

Six African countries, including Malawi and Mozambique, have been ranked among the 10 worst places to grow old, on the third annual Global AgeWatch Index from charity Age International.

The index shows Malawi as the worst country to be old

The index shows Malawi among worst plce to grow  old

The Global AgeWatch Index measures the quality of life of older people across the four categories of income security, including pensions and the poverty rate; health status, such as life expectancy; capability, which covers employment and education; and enabling environment, from physical safety to public transport access.

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda and Uganda were all in the bottom 10 countries for people over 60-years-old.

Switzerland topped the list and Afghanistan came last.

The report includes 96 countries that are considered to have adequate data sets.

There are 901m people in the world who are 60 years old or above, representing 12.3pc of the global population. This is expected to rise to 1.4bn people, or 16.5pc, by 2030.

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kebra tafari

That’s why me love wiseblackpeople coz dem r always proud meaning that dem got pon rastafari.


Abro mukufuna ma glass a padreyo pitani mukamulande bcoz those glasses amavalidwa on special occasion and also do not hesitate when shops “says hurry while stock last”ndi a swagg pakati pa chic kwa padreyo


Mr Banda in big spectacles from Kasiya in Lilongwe, are you still keeping that pair of spectacles which you bought from gold mines in south africa in the 70s? Shaaaa koma a Chewa.


Among the people in the world who have crossed the 100 years age is my own father who is now crossing his 102 years. My mum who is 89 can still read without glasses, sing her Tumbuka Hymnary every day with ease.

We owe it to the Lord with this grace

Fury Road

Can someone tells me where I can get such kind of glases! Seems to be hot


Tinazidzuwa kale izi and thats why we put our lifespan at 37 kuti tisamakalambe shupit


Must be understating the position, possibly they should indicate the magnitude or the gap… what about with all the torture of the old being usually accused of witchcraft?

Watcher 30

Malawi is the worst country for everything.It is normal to Malawians.It is normal to them busy sleeping while politicians are busy throwing every little penny into their pocket meant for pension for these old folks reeling into shameful poverty.


I Am Aged 61 and life is not easy.



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