Social protection refers to policies and actions
including legislative measures, whose primary goal is to
boost the aptitude and chances for the underprivileged
and the weak to recover and tolerate their lives, livelihood
and well-being, that is, to guarantee interaction with
inexpensive healthcare, social safety and social support.
The ageing process is complex, multifactorial and
multifaceted. Many terms have been used in describing
ageing: healthy, successful, natural, pathological aging.
This has led to confusion and lack of agreement on
determinants and outcome measures have made study
comparisons and interpretations difficult. Why the
interest in Ageing? Population ageing is a global marvel.
Nations in the world are experiencing progression in the
figure and percentage of elderly people of 60 years and
above in their population. Social protection in addition to
malnutrition issues have both risen fast up among the
development agenda over the past few years. The current
and recurring global diet, fuel, and economic
predicaments have pushed many national, regional and
international bodies progressively to ponder the practice
of social security to ensure improved nutrition status
among the geriatrics.
Keywords : Social protection, Ageing, Geriatrics, Policies, Nutrition.