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Launch of the African Centre for Obesity Prevention

Obesity in South Africa -- how to address this growing problem

University of the Witwatersrand

Members of the media are invited to attend the breakfast launch of African Centre for Obesity Prevention (ACTION).

Obesity is a global health problem and South Africa is the most obese country in Sub-Saharan Africa. To address and prevent obesity, we need science to provide the evidence and clarity. ACTION is hosted by the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Date: 17 November 2015

Time: 08h00 for 08h30

Venue: Adler Museum, Wits Medical School, 7 York Road, Parktown


  • Welcome - Professor Shane Norris

  • What is ACTION? - Dr Lisa Micklesfield

  • Obesity in South Africa - Dr Moji Musa

  • Debunking obesity myths - Professor Shane Norris

Breakfast will be served at 09h00.

Please confirm your attendance - contact Kemantha Govender on 084 737 6522/


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