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Launch of the 2015 Global Nutrition Report in South Africa

Although progress is being made to reduce malnutrition, the pace is too slow and too uneven. In fact, some forms of malnutrition i.e adult overweight and obesity, are increasing.

 “It’s possible to reduce all forms of malnutrition by 2030,” report says 

Although progress is being made to reduce malnutrition, the pace is too slow and too uneven. In fact, some forms of malnutrition i.e adult overweight and obesity, are increasing. These are a some of the findings of the 2015 Global Nutrition Report that will be launched on Friday, 2 October 2015 at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways in Johannesburg. The Global Nutrition Report is the first comprehensive summary and scorecard on both global and country level progress on 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 comprised of renowned scientists and policy experts will relate the findings of the report to pressing issues within 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 the Western Cape and Pretoria – 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: 10h00 – 13h00 Venue: Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg RSVP: lorraine.makena@up.ac.za or confirm your attendence here by 30 September 2015. ​

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