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Uppsala Health Summit 2016 – Pre-conference workshop

Bending the curve – Africa’s unfolding agrifood system and diet transformation

SIANI – SLU Global joint workshop

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Organization of the Workshop:

In conjunction with the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit 2016, a pre-conference workshop with invited specialists working with these issues from a policy, advocacy and research perspective have been invited to share their expertise and diverse perspectives.

The workshop is organized around three themes:

  1. Adolescent Perceptions on Diet, Physical Activity, Body Size, and Obesity in Botswana (Rural-urban transition)
  2. Impact of Maternal Nutrition Deprivation and Later Life Chronic Non-communicable Disease Risk as Part of the Nutrition Transition
  3. Capacity for Scaling Up Nutrition Interventions—Lessons from West Africa

Short presentations will be made in plenary to highlight key issues and possible gaps requiring further understanding.

Participants attending this workshop are expected to identify one of the three themes around which they will form groups for discussion. After the presentations, participants will have one hour to discuss and share experiences relating to their particular theme. The final outputs of the group discussions should be specific questions to be addressed in the forthcoming Uppsala Health Summit in a workshop session “Migration and the Food Environment”.

The theme for the 2016 Uppsala Health Summit is “Ending Childhood Obesity”

  • Around 42 million children under 5 years are overweight or obese today. If trends persist, this figure will reach 70 million by 2025.
  • In Africa, the number of children who are overweight or obese have doubled since 1990
  • By 2025 the majority of obese or overweight children will live in low- and middle income countries.
  • In high-income countries, overweight and obesity is generally plateauing. However, among children in socially disadvantaged groups the prevalence of obesity is still increasing.
  • The prevalence of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to increase by 100 % by 2035.

Times

Från 13 april 2016 vid 11:00 till 13 april 2016 vid 17:00

Venue

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Ulls hus, SLU, Lecture room S, Almas allé 8

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Agenda

AGENDA

12:00-12:50 Registration

13:00-13:10 Welcome and Introduction Linley Chiwona-Karltun; Workshop Leader,  SLU

13:10-13:25 Uppsala Health Summit and Workshop Objectives—Ending Childhood Obesity Madeleine Neil; Project Manager, Uppsala Health Summit

Linley Chiwona-Karltun – Chairperson

13:30-13:50 Adolescent Perceptions on Diet, Physical Activity, Body Size, and Obesity in Botswana (Rural/urban transition). Leapetswe Malete, University of Botswana

13:50-14:10 Impact of Maternal Nutrition Deprivation and Later Life Chronic Non-communicable Disease Risk as Part of the Nutrition Transition. Paul Amuna, Primary Health Care Corporation, Qatar

14:10-14:30 Capacity for Scaling Up Nutrition Interventions—Lessons from West Africa. Francis Zotor; University of Health & Allied Sciences, Ghana

14:30-14:45 Coffee/tea break

Paul Amuna – Facilitator

14:45-15:00 Questions and Issues for Discussion

15:00-16:00 Thematic Group Discussions on Bending the Curve of Obesity

16:00-16:45 Plenary Presentation and Discussion

16:45-17:00 Summary and Closing Remarks Madeleine Neil

17:00-19:00 Refreshments and Entertainment  Hamidou and Leps

För deltagare

Linley.Chiwona.Karltun@slu.se

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