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Obesity: Time for global action

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Obesity-related diseases are now among the top three killers across the globe. Long believed to be a problem exclusive to high-income countries, over 70 percent of the world’s 2 billion overweight/obese individuals live in low- or middle-income countries.

Faced with increasing disability, mortality, health care costs and lower productivity, obesity is a growing concern for all countries regardless of income level. Countries across the globe are suffering from the “double-burden of malnutrition”— where people are overfed yet undernourished.

To avoid the rise of obesity in future generations, governments and development partners must adopt a comprehensive approach, which requires improvements in primary health systems and a strong focus on preventative measures.

Join us on February 6, 2020 at 9:00-10:30AM (EST)* for the launch of our new report as we discuss the health and economic consequences of obesity.

*Other timezones: London, UK (GMT): 2:00PM-3:30PM; Mexico City, Mexico (CST): 8:00AM-9:30AM; Islamabad, Pakistan: 7:00PM-8:30PM



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Priyanka Ripley

External Affairs Consultant with the Health, Nutrition and Population communications team

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