We need to tackle the issue of social isolation; here are some suggestions


Mobility issues are one of the factors that promote social isolation in senior citizens, and having a community outreach programme that provides transport for them to join in social events could make a difference in their lives. — 123rf.com

It was a pleasant surprise last month (November 2023) when the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the establishment of a new Commission on Social Connection to address loneliness as a pressing health threat worldwide.

Concerns on social isolation and loneliness first gained attention during the Covid-19 pandemic when the glaring effects of these conditions were painfully felt.

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