Algeria, in 2016, had an estimated population of 40m with around 29% under the age of 15 years and only 6% over the age of 65 years. By 2050, the population will increase some 40% marked by a decrease in the proportion of younger people (20%) and increase in those aged 65 years and over (17%, 9.5m).
Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 1.7m people living with the condition and an estimated 693,800 undiagnosed cases.
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