UNICEF announces enhanced resource sharing program to address Africas growing diabetes epidemic

UNICEF has announced the accelerated upcoming resource sharing program which will enable federal regional and local governments to jointly invest in sustainable economic activity in high- and low-income countries by demystifying the sources and criteria that underlie diabetes epidemiology and treatment. The initiative will also allow authorities to leverage multi-stage clinical research to support the creation of evidence-based strategies for battling diabetes cardiovascular disease and associated diseases (CVD).

UNICEF is calling on policymakers and business leaders to give weight to a unique opportunity to combat despite currently the lowest rates of obesity in Sub-Saharan Africas population so that health systems are able to meet their needs.

The African Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Count (ASH) project has identified three shopping habits to help promote healthy eating throughout childhood and adolescence: healthy breakfast limited snack and low-fat meat and fish consumption. Campaigns should also promote activity at school as much as possible. Children who can only benefit from such interventions also benefit and promote the health of entire communities.