Virtual via Zoom

The UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health (IGH) and Department of Nutrition are pleased to announce the next talk in the IGH 2021-2022 Global Health Seminar Series. Join us as we welcome Dr. Robert Akparibo from the University of Sheffield (UK) for a talk titled "Dietary Transition in African Cities: Leveraging Evidence for Interventions and Policy to Prevent Diet-Related Non-Communicable Diseases."

Dr. Akparibo is a registered nutritionist and associate professor at The University of Sheffield, UK. Dr. Akparibo is also a member of the African food environment network, and co-author of the African urban food environment framework for creating healthy nutrition policy and interventions in urban Africa. 

Evidence suggests that overconsumption of energy-dense and nutrient-poor diets remain common in Africa and are associated with the onset of diet-related NCDs. Dr. Akparibo’s talk focuses on how the food environment associated with rapid urbanization in Africa contributes to the shifts in food consumption patterns and practices in urban African cities. He will also highlight that public health strategies addressing context-specific social and physical environmental issues are likely to positively impact NCDs and social and economic development.

SPHHS students and faculty are especially encouraged to attend. Anyone interested can access the webinar through this link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/97258295033 

Contact IGH Director Dr. Krishna Poudel at krishna@schoolph.umass.edu for more information and the Zoom passcode.

Mark your calendars!

Upcoming Global Health Webinar Series will include:

Protecting Your Health - Navigating Systemic Racism and Inadequate Advocacy in US Healthcare

March 25, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Panel Discussion Facilitated by: Lorraine Cordeiro, Director of the Center for Research on Families, and Associate Professor, Nutrition

Speakers: TBD

Co-sponsored by Office of Equity and Inclusion, Center for Research on Families, Office of Faculty Development, and the Institute for Global Health

COVID pandemic situation and response in WHO South-East Asia region

Date/Time: TBD

With Dr. Masaya Kato, PhD, Program Manager, World Health Organization, Southeast Asian Regional Office, New Delhi, India