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Tajikistan brings people together to scale up plans for improved nutrition and physical activity

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Source: WHO

Source: WHO

On 17 August 2015, a three day training was held in Tajikistan as part of the World Health Organization Europe’s (WHO/Europe) nutrition, physical activity and obesity programme. The training was dedicated to scale up the promotion of healthy diets, physical activity and to prevent nutrition related non-communicable diseases.

The objectives of the training workshop were to:

  • Familiarize participants with evidence on the links between good nutrition, physical activity, body composition and health outcomes
  • Introduce and discuss existing guidance from WHO in this area, so that participants understand and are able to use the key recommendations in their daily practice
  • Consider how WHO guidance can be implemented according to the local context in Tajikistan

On 19 August 2015, Tajikistan’s Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population hosted an intersectoral meeting together with WHO/Europe to review the ongoing implementation of the nutrition and physical activity action plan for 2015–2016, in connection with the national strategy for Tajikistan 2015–2024. Members of the intersectoral committee and multidisciplinary working group presented what has been done so far in 2015 and gave an overview of planned activities to be implemented by the end of 2016.

Learn more: WHO/Europe

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