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From evidence-informed to politically-informed: analysing the WHO Best Buys to combat unhealthy diets

14 June 2019, 09:00 - 11:00

Saturnus room, 3rd floor, Quality Hotel Globe Stockholm Sweden

Photo: Ed Prosser

Join us for a side-event at this year's EAT Forum, co-hosted by University College London and the Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA). The event is open to the public but places are limited and RSVPs are required.

From evidence-informed to politically-informed: analysing the WHO Best Buys to combat unhealthy diets in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Tunisia and Vietnam

The WHO Best Buys have been promoted as providing evidence-informed guidance for countries in combatting unhealthy diets and promoting healthy diets. However, little is known about the extent national policy guidelines based on Best Buys comply with elements of effective, equitable, rights-based and accountable public policy. In this session we will present data from in-depth analysis of diet-related policies affecting Best Buys in 6 countries. Delegates will be given an opportunity to explore what the findings mean for global and national policy responses, and how we can better foster global advocacy coalitions to promote policies that take both evidence and politics into account. The findings will be presented by Professor Sarah Hawkes, Professor of Global Public Health at University College London, Kent Buse, Chief of Strategic Policy Directions, UNAIDS and Ms Minakshi Dahal, Research Officer, CREHPA.

To register to attend, please RSVP here.

The findings will be presented by Professor Sarah Hawkes, Professor of Global Public Health at University College London, Kent Buse, Chief of Strategic Policy Directions, UNAIDS and Ms Minakshi Dahal, Research Officer, CREHPA.

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