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Tuesday, November 24 • 10:00 - 11:30
A9: ECHO Zone Reporting

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Seminar focus:
- Child health and with particular focus on interventions to address malnutrition including both overweight/obesity and stuntedness.
- Interventions that engage whole of society, ECHO zone approach
- Implementation focus
- Evidence building
- What examples of such work do we have in South Africa and Sweden based on our SASUF project?

Seminar aim:
- Summarize what we have learnt from the project.
- How do we take these experiences forward?
11:00 (South Africa) / 10:00 (Sweden) Welcome and introduction to the ECHO zone
- Peter Bergsten, Uppsala University, Sweden
11:10/10:10 Update on ECHO zones in South Africa and Sweden
Short reports (15 min) on how society-based interventions along the ECHO zone approach have developed. What have we learnt? What opportunities and obstacles have we encountered?
- Sindiwe James and Zoleka Soji, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
- Johan Arvidsson, Linda-Marie Rönnquist, Municipality of Värnamo, Sweden
- Eunice Seekoe, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
12:00/11:00 Discussion on ECHO zones in South Africa and Sweden
How do we move forward? Seminar participants are invited to ask questions to the speakers.
- Moderator Peter Bergsten, who is replacing Sven-Arne Silfverdal, Umeå University, Sweden
12:25/11:25 Closing remarks
- Peter Bergsten
12:30/11:30 End seminar

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Zoleka Soji

Director at the School of Behavioural & Lifestyle Sciences, Department of Social Development Professions, Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela University
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Peter Bergsten

Professor at Department of Women's and Children's Health, Paediatric Inflammation, Metabolism and Child Health Research,, Uppsala University
The focus of Peter Bergsten’s research group is mechanisms of lipotoxicity in beta cells. The aim is addressed in in vitro studies by using various cell and molecular biology techniques, in in vivo studies by measuring the level of circulating free fatty acids, hormones and inflammatory... Read More →

Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CET
Zoom Room E