Asia is facing a growing burden of malnutrition, increasing obesity rates, staggering prevalence of undernutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies in both rural and urban communities, despite significant economic growth in the region. While these lifestyle diseases are influenced by a variety of factors, a multi-faceted approach is needed to change health behaviours of the population.
As policy pressures are mounting to drive health and wellness in Asia, multi-stakeholder partnerships to share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, are imperative to develop localised solutions for these health challenges. This would enable a positive change in consumer behaviour at a quicker rate through the scaling up of intervention programmes and expanding community outreach.
In partnership with IFPRI-FAO: Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition
on November 28-30, 2018 in Bangkok, ARoFIIN is hosting a side roundtable discussion and seeks to showcase the importance of working collectively to implement country-level initiatives in response to the growing health challenges, encouraging healthier lifestyles in the community; beginning with young children who are “tomorrow’s agents for change.”
Through the discussion, delegates will address the barriers and opportunities in undertaking localised, multi-stakeholder efforts and share best practices to end malnutrition in Asia.