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Seminar – Global trade in food and agriculture and the risk of non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries

October 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar:

Dr Anne Marie Thow, Senior Lecturer in Health Policy, University of Sydney.
Global trade in food and agriculture and the risk of non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries
Meeting Rooms 1&2, Level 4, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Abstract

Trade and investment liberalization has had far-reaching implications for food systems and nutrition. This seminar will examine the pathways through which trade impacts on nutrition, with a particular focus on low and middle income countries, and explore opportunities to improve policy coherence in an era in which public health policy space is increasingly constrained by international trade and investment agreements.

About Dr Thow

Dr Anne Marie Thow is Senior Lecturer in Health Policy at the University of Sydney. Her research uses theories of public policy making to explore facilitators and barriers to best practice public health nutrition policy globally, with a particular focus on the interface between economic policy and nutrition. Anne Marie currently collaborates on research in Asia, Africa and the Pacific, and regularly consults with international agencies regarding nutrition policy. Prior to her PhD, Anne Marie worked for the Governments of Australia and Fiji on nutrition policy issues. She trained in nutrition and has a Masters in Public Policy.

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Details

Date:
October 18
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue

Meeting rooms, Level 4 Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre (ATC)
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge, CB2 0SL United Kingdom
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