For the first time in world history, there are more obese than underweight people. Both are symptoms of malnutrition, part of a global food system geared towards profits. Activists want a radical shift in the entire food system, including a total ban on junk food advertising. Is it possible and will it make a difference?
The latest Global Burden of Disease study data shows that South Africa continues to battle with HIV, road injuries and violence as well as diseases related to obesity.
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) threaten to overwhelm a health system already under strain from HIV and tuberculosis.