Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 9 January 2002
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2002.1.nw2]

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A Welcome move worth emulating by other countries

12 January 2002

Kalluri S Rao,
Emeritus Professor
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.India

I was extremely happy to note the conception of the Basel Institute for Diseases of Aging( BIDA ) . There is a global need to augment research and health care of the elderly throughout the world . The aging population, treated properly would be a valuable human resource to that country and to the rest of the world at large. The purpose of the research is not to obviate the inevitable but to reach the inevitable in a fitting and prepared manner.Until that point the wisdom and experience of these " old " people should be turned into a national and global asset.

I would like to venture to recommend that the BIDA may also have a component division to augment the Institute's efforts in the areas of psychological and sociological aspects of getting old. I wish the BIDA all the success and congratulate the people behind this nobel thought.

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