On the 23rd of September 2022, Professor Hussein was invited by the International Federation on Ageing to talk about healthy ageing in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Shereen gave an overview of the trends of population ageing in the region, highlighting the opportunities associated with such changes. She stressed the importance of shifting the perceptions of ageing and creating real opportunities for older people to participate in all aspects of society beyond the family sphere. She also discussed economic and labour market opportunities associated with retaining older people economically active as long as they wish to, as well as emerging long-term care markets. The latter is forecasted to create significant labour participation opportunities for younger people, particularly younger women who have lower labour market participation rates in the region.
Watch the full video of the conversation with Professor Hussein at the IFA Global Café here.
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Shereen Hussein is a Health and Social Care Policy professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom.
Shereen Founded the MENARAH Network in 2019, through an initial grant from the Global Challenge Research Fund, UKRI. She is a medical demographer with expertise in ageing, family dynamics, migration and long-term care systems. Shereen regularly collaborates with the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank in policy and research focused on ageing in the Middle East and North Africa Region.
Shereen received her undergraduate degree in statistics and a postgraduate degree in computer science at Cairo University. She completed an MSc in medical demography at the London School of Hygiene and a PhD in quantitative demography and population studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.