[TEC-MED] The current social care model in Tunisia

INNTA - 'Institut National de Nutrition & Technologie Alimentaire' (INNTA) - is our Tunisian partner and in this video it show us how the current model social care in relation to deficiencies, improvements, needs, more significant data in this country.

Seniors occupy an ever-increasing place in Tunisian society and, according to projections by the National Institute of Statistics, around 2030, people aged 60 and over should represent one fifth of the total population in Tunisia. According to a study conducted on 2003, the loss of autonomy concerns nearly 10% of the Tunisian population aged 65 and over living at home. This poses a serious public health problem, in a context of limited financial and human resources.

In Tunisia, the social care model for elderly persons in dependency situations is based on a legal framework enacted since 1990s: Law 94/114 of October 1994 on the elderly protection (1) ; Decree 96/1016 of May 1996 (2) and Decree 96/1766 of September 1996 (3) on care principles to protect disabled elderly without family and/or financial support by public and private health establishments.

In this video, INNTA from Tunisia explains the strengths, challenges, weaknesses of the current social care model.