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Seminar – Global surveillance of young people’s physical activity

June 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

All are invited to the MRC Epidemiology Seminar:

Global surveillance of young people’s physical activity

Dr Regina Guthold, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent health and Ageing Department, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.

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About this talk

This presentation will describe the WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour for children and adolescents aged 5-17 years. Health benefits that can be achieved by young people being sufficiently active will be outlined. Global data on the percentage of young people meeting these guidelines will then be presented, along with data on other specific aspects of physical activity. The presentation will conclude by describing global strategies on getting children and adolescents moving, as per the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030.

About Dr Guthold

Regina Guthold, PhD, is a Scientist working on adolescent health monitoring and evaluation in the Department for Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at the World Health Organization. She holds a PhD in Health Sciences, along with two Master’s degrees (Public Health and Sport Science).

Regina has over 10 years’ work experience in surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of population health, with a focus on physical activity. She has supported governments of over 50 countries around the world in the implementation of surveillance systems. Regina is passionate about improving the health of adolescents globally, through better understanding and using health data, and through supporting positive change of environments to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

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June 18, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


United Kingdom


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