'It is possible to reduce all forms of malnutrition by 2030', says report

Posted on September 30, 2015

Although progress is being made to reduce malnutrition, the pace is too slow and too uneven. In fact, some forms of malnutrition, such as overweight and obesity in adults, are on the increase. These are some of the findings of the 2015 Global Nutrition Report that will be launched on Friday, 2 October 2015 at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg.

The Global Nutrition Report is the first comprehensive summary and scorecard on both global and country level progress regarding all forms of nutrition across 193 countries. The 2015 report also highlights the critical relationship between climate change and nutrition, as well as the pivotal role business can play in advancing nutrition.

A panel of renowned scientists and policy experts will relate the findings of the report to pressing issues in the South African food security and nutrition landscape, and share insights on charting the way forward.

The launch is a joint initiative by the Centre of Excellence in Food Security – co-hosted by the universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape – in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).


Launch of the 2015 Global Nutrition Report in South Africa

Date: Friday, 2 October 2015

Time: 10:00–13:00

Venue: Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg

RSVP to [email protected] or confirm your attendence here by 30 September 2015.

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