Many countries in Africa are experiencing alarming increases in #overweight and #obesity, such as 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. A focus on Africa and how obesity is being amplified by Covid-19 and becoming an acute challenge. haring a different perspective of obesity where in some regions obesity is considered a sign of wealth.
• Raising awareness of the challenges that are faced in Africa and how obesity is being amplified by Covid.
• Health Systems in Africa: Addressing the importance of education, physical activity and nutrition and understanding the challenges of undernutrition, overweight and poverty.
• Preparations for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021: A focus on better food systems and access to nutritional food.