Triple Burden of Malnutrition – Breaking the Silos Between the World of Undernutrition and NCDs
March 11th – 13th, 2022
Register now – Special Group rates available.
International Student groups of 10 or more can register for just 45 US dollars
A plenary lecture “Personalised Population, and Planetary Nutrition” from IUNS President, Professor J Alfredo Martinez is scheduled for March 13 09:00 – 10:00 (Pakistan Time).
About the Conference
The Pakistan Nutrition & Dietetic Society (PNDS) in association with the Nutrition Society presents a conference aiming to break the silos between the scientists working in undernutrition and NCD prevention. To bring these two different areas together to address the triple burden of malnutrition.
Pakistan is facing a triple burden of malnutrition with unabated rates of undernutrition 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.