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Sustainable Development Goals, nutrition
and health: where are we now?
Sustainable Development Goals & the Global South@Gh...
OUTLINE
• Why the SDGs ?
• The sustainable development dimension
• Nutrition, from biology to multi-disciplinary
• Diet re...
NOURISHING
THE SDGs
Source: Development
Initiatives, 2017. Global
Nutrition Report 2017:
Nourishing the SDGs. Bristol,
UK:...
The birth and evolution of Nutrition
Justus von Liebig (mid 19th Century)
The Giessen Declaration1
and
the New Nutrition P...
Excerpt from the New Nutrition Project
Source: Cannon G et al. “The Giessen Declaration”. Public Health Nutrition, 2005; 8...
Nutrition Science
Conceptual framework of the food security system
Source: Olivier Ecker and Clemens Breisinger: “The Food Security System: ...
www.thelancet.com
Overlapping circles of
sustainability defined at World
Conservation Congress in
Bangkok, Thailand, November
2004.
Source: ...
http://www.theworldcounts.com/stories/Depletion-of-Natural-Resources
Food forms an inextricable link between human health
and environmental sustainability
Source: Our Food in The Anthropocene...
Strategy of the global
non-profit EAT
Foundation to achieve
its vision for a fair and
sustainable food
system for healthy
...
Examples of domains of interest in
nutrition related research
• Diet and the immune system
• Diet and cancer
• Nutrigenomi...
Food security and nutrition in Africa
(update on some of the ongoing activities)
• African Union Commission – African Deve...
Some of the challenges slowing improvement of Africa’s
Food Security & Nutrition
? Potential areas for North-South collabo...
Example of role of
academia in support of
nutrition capacity
building through the
Scaling Up Nutrition
platforms and allia...
Source: Our Food in The Anthropocene: Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, 2019.
“Food Planet Health” Summary Repo...
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25 April 2019. Gent, Belgium. Several lectures are organized on the SDGs and the Global South. With this initiative Ghent University hopes to reach students from all faculties to join and learn about global challenges and opportunities we face and to stimulate them to engage in finding solutions.

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Sustainable Development Goals, nutrition and health: where are we now?

  1. 1. Sustainable Development Goals, nutrition and health: where are we now? Sustainable Development Goals & the Global South@Ghent University Session 7, 25 April 2019 Habiba Hassan-Wassef, MD e-mail: bio_egypt@hotmail.com
  2. 2. OUTLINE • Why the SDGs ? • The sustainable development dimension • Nutrition, from biology to multi-disciplinary • Diet related health problems from vitamin and micronutrient deficiencies, to diet and life and style or diet and the immune system • Food and Planet Health • Domains of interest for nutrition related research • Food security and nutrition in Africa, update on some major initiatives • Challenges to Africa’s food security and nutrition
  3. 3. NOURISHING THE SDGs Source: Development Initiatives, 2017. Global Nutrition Report 2017: Nourishing the SDGs. Bristol, UK: Development Initiatives.
  4. 4. The birth and evolution of Nutrition Justus von Liebig (mid 19th Century) The Giessen Declaration1 and the New Nutrition Project Source: Cannon G et al. “The Giessen Declaration”. Public Health Nutrition, 2005; 8(6A): 783–6.
  5. 5. Excerpt from the New Nutrition Project Source: Cannon G et al. “The Giessen Declaration”. Public Health Nutrition, 2005; 8(6A): 783–6.
  6. 6. Nutrition Science
  7. 7. Conceptual framework of the food security system Source: Olivier Ecker and Clemens Breisinger: “The Food Security System: A New Conceptual Framework”, IFPRI Discussion Paper 01166, 2012.
  8. 8. www.thelancet.com
  9. 9. Overlapping circles of sustainability defined at World Conservation Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, November 2004. Source: cited in, “Economic growth and sustainability – are they mutually exclusive? Striking a balance between unbounded economic growth and sustainability requires a new mindset”, Karen L. Higgins, ELSEVIER, Posted on 16 May 2013
  10. 10. http://www.theworldcounts.com/stories/Depletion-of-Natural-Resources
  11. 11. Food forms an inextricable link between human health and environmental sustainability Source: Our Food in The Anthropocene: Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, 2019. “Food Planet Health” Summary Report of the EAT-Lancet Commission www.thelancet.com
  12. 12. Strategy of the global non-profit EAT Foundation to achieve its vision for a fair and sustainable food system for healthy people and planet Source: “Food Planet Health” Summary Report of the EAT-Lancet Commission www.thelancet.com
  13. 13. Examples of domains of interest in nutrition related research • Diet and the immune system • Diet and cancer • Nutrigenomics, recent ground breaking domains for research • Impact on health and nutrition of environmental contaminants/toxins • Intra-cell metabolic pathways • Metabolic pathways for micronutrients • Etiology of stunting and the malabsorption syndrome • Econometric methods for calculating cost of hunger and related diseases • Food choices and the food environment • Food systems for healthy diets
  14. 14. Food security and nutrition in Africa (update on some of the ongoing activities) • African Union Commission – African Development Bank “African Leaders for Nutrition Initiative” for increasing investment in • Introduction of Africa’s new Food Safety Index (2019) • Scorecards used for monitoring progress in food security and nutrition • Building Africa’s Grey Matter Infrastructure initiative for reduction of the stunting rates recognized as a deterrent to acceleration of Africa’s economic growth: “Stunted children lead to a stunted economy…” quote from President Adesina, AfDB • Implementation of the food security and nutrition related commitments in the 3rd Africa Science, Technology and Innovation Forum Declaration of 2018 • Advances continue to be made in the implementation of the Scaling Up Nutrition programme initiated in 2012 • Initiatives to achieve Continental coverage by the growing number of scientific Centers of Excellence that are currently of a regional nature
  15. 15. Some of the challenges slowing improvement of Africa’s Food Security & Nutrition ? Potential areas for North-South collaboration • Insufficient qualified nutrition professionals in all categories • Academic institutions and curriculums to be strengthened • Unequal research capacity and technological platforms across African countries • Capacity and ability for uptake of research outcomes/evidence for policy formulation needs to be strengthened • Limited focus of research efforts on identification and valorization of Africa’s rich biodiversity and food heritage to be exploited as one of strategies for improving food security (a commitment in the 2018 Cairo Declaration) • Research is needed to help the uptake by the food industry of nutrient-rich African foods adapting them to the preferences of the modern consumer, together with protection of IPR and respect of conformity with international norms and standards • Safe early childhood complementary feeding products using local ingredients • Efficient food supply chains & retail systems for feeding urban population in mega-cities
  16. 16. Example of role of academia in support of nutrition capacity building through the Scaling Up Nutrition platforms and alliances Source: “Contribution to scaling up nutrition Academic Platform to nutrition capacity strengthening in Africa: local efforts, continental challenges and prospects”, Laar AK, et al, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, June, 2017,
  17. 17. Source: Our Food in The Anthropocene: Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, 2019. “Food Planet Health” Summary Report of the EAT-Lancet Commission www.thelancet.com

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