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Obesity in Africa: An Emerging Challenge and a Regional perspective

22 Jun 2021

About the event

Many countries in Africa are experiencing alarming increases in #overweight and #obesity;including in South Africa where rates for adult females are among the highest in the world. In countries facing both undernutrition and overweight;the challenges of malnutrition in all its forms are one of the main drivers;along with the increased obesogenic environment including limited access to healthy foods and significant marketing of health-harming products. This session will provide an overview of obesity in several African countries and address how different perspectives on and drivers of obesity contribute to some of the challenges.

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World Obesity Federation

World Obesity Federation

The World Obesity Federation is a professional society and health advocacy organisation, representing professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 100 countries globally.

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