The Global South is experiencing a rapid ‘nutrition transition’, where an increasing number of Southern countries are faced with a ‘double burden’ of malnutrition – persisting high levels of chronic undernutrition and escalating rates of overweight and obesity, with their accompanying diseases. Nutrition-related health problems such as childhood stunting, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure are now the greatest contributors to the global burden of disease.
Health systems, especially in LMICs, are generally ill-equipped to deal with such chronic, often lifelong health problems. There is a paucity of research on the most effective and sustainable health system arrangements to address these growing problems and more needs to be explored, learned and shared. Therefore, please join us at World Nutrition Conference in Cape Town from 30 August – 2 September, 2016 at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) . This 2nd edition of the World Public Health Nutrition Association’s (WPHNA) World Nutrition Congress, takes place at a time of unprecedented challenges in population nutrition and the necessary health system responses.
The theme of this year’s congress aims to highlight ways to address the double burden of malnutrition in a globalised world. Researchers, policymakers, students, and activists will come together from different fields ranging from land and agriculture, through to dietetics, food retail and advertising, health systems, and nutritional outcomes.
Be aware of key dates:
Abstract submission for oral presentations, poster presentations, and workshops is closing on 17 April 2016. Visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about abstract submission.
Early Bird Registration closes on 27 May.