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Obesity: Time for Global Action

February 06, 2020

World Bank Headquarters, J1-050, Washington, DC

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Today, obesity-related diseases are 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.

Join us for the launch of our new report as we discuss the health and economic consequences of obesity. 

Speakers

Global Lead for Nutrition, World Bank – Co-Author of WBG Obesity Report 

Professor, University of North Carolina - Co-Author of WBG Obesity Report 

Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank

Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank

Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Pakistan

Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Pakistan

Director, Poverty, Health and Nutrition, International Food Policy Research Institute

Director, Poverty, Health and Nutrition, International Food Policy Research Institute

Associate Professor,Center for Health Systems Research, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico