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National Plan of Action on Older Persons (1998-2007)

Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Country Resources Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards Ethiopia 1 June 2006 Policy document Economic activity, health promotion, social services

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The main goals of this action plan are to:
1. Expand and strengthen services for the elderly based on community participation.
2. Encourage the elderly to make use of their rich experience in bridging about development.
3. Make the rights and interests of older persons part of development plans and poverty reduction strategy.
4. Identify issues related to the elderly and work on them by listing specific objectives and activities.
5. Co-ordinate concerned government and non-government organization so as to enable them contribute their share in realizing the objectives of the program.
6. Facilitate conditions to solicit support from abroad through promoting the issues of older persons of Ethiopia at national and international level.

The key issues and activities of this plan are as follows:
1. Health and well-being
2. Family and community care
3. Rights
4. Housing and living environment
5. Social security
6. Education and training
7. Employment and income generation
8. Poverty reduction
9. HIV/AIDS
10. Gender and older persons
11. Food and nutrition
12. Emergencies
13. Protection of life and property

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