Launch of the African Centre for Obesity Prevention

Members of the media are invited to attend the breakfast launch of African Centre for Obesity Prevention (ACTION).

Obesity is a global health problem and South Africa is the most obese country in Sub-Saharan Africa. To address and prevent obesity, we need science to provide the evidence and clarity. ACTION is hosted by the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Date: 17 November 2015

Time: 08h00 for 08h30

Venue: Adler Museum, Wits Medical School, 7 York Road, Parktown


  • Welcome – Professor Shane Norris
  • What is ACTION? – Dr Lisa Micklesfield
  • Obesity in South Africa – Dr Moji Musa
  • Debunking obesity myths – Professor Shane Norris

Breakfast will be served at 09h00.

Please confirm your attendance – contact Kemantha Govender on 084 737 6522/[email protected]