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2nd International Conference of Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society: Triple Burden of Malnutrition – Breaking the silos between the world of undernutrition and NCDs

The Pakistan Nutrition & Dietetic Society (PNDS)

Dates:  March 11th – 13th , 2022      (2.5 days)

Pakistan is facing a triple burden of malnutrition with unabated rates of undenutrition and micronutrient deficiencies and infections in younger population and rising burden of hypertension and diabetes in adult population. Scientific literature suggests that there is a link between undernutrition in earlier years of life and NCDs in later life. However, most of the scientists who work in undernutrition do not take into consideration the long terms adverse consequences on health that manifest in the form of NCDs. Similarly researchers who work in the area of NCD prevention and control do not interact with researchers who work in the area of undernutrition in earlier years of life. 

This conference aims to break these silos so that scientists from the two different areas can work together. The specific aims of the conference are:

1. To provide a platform for sharing cutting edge research on undernutrition in earlier years of life and NCDs in Pakistan

2. To provide an opportunity for collaboration and networking for individuals working at the two ends of the nutrition spectrum

3. To suggest possible solutions for the govt. of Pakistan for overcoming under and over nutrition related problems in Pakistan