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Health Behaviour Priority Interventions in Low and Middle Income Countries

16 November 2010
12:15 - 13:30

Date :

16 November 2010

Time :

12:15 – 13:30


Prof. Karl Peltzer and Prof. Supa Pengpid

The seminar will give an overview on global health risks. The studied global health risk factors are responsible for 44% of global deaths and can largely be prevented by health behaviour interventions.


The presentation will focus on health behaviour interventions in relation to the following health risks:

  • Addictive substances;
  • Injury and violence;
  • Mental health risk;
  • Childhood and maternal undernutrition;
  • Other diet-related risk factors and physical inactivity in low and middle income countries.

Prof Karl Peltzer is Research Director in the research programme HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST), Human Sciences Research Council. His research interest areas include alcohol, tobacco, cancer, tuberculosis and HIV control; nutrition, physical activity, hypertension, mental health, injury and violence prevention, health promotion in low and middle income countries including Africa.  

Prof Supa Pengpid is Professor and Head of Department of Health System Managements and Policy, University of Limpopo , (Medunsa Campus).  Her main research interests are public health interventions in areas of obesity management (diet and physical activity), alcohol intervention, HIV and sexuality education and intervention, including theory testing and comparisons.  

The audio presentation for the seminar is available for download

Kindly RSVP by 15 November 2010  


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