The National Health Sciences Research Symposium (NHSRS) is a flagship event of the Aga Khan University’s Faculty of Health Sciences addressing topical global health challenges like water and sanitation, antimicrobial resistance, health and nutrition, heart diseases and cancer. This year, the theme selected as is Malnutrition in the context of Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health. Women and girls are at higher risk of being affected by malnutrition—60% of the world's hungry are women according to the World Food Program
The changing nutrition landscape, the COVID-19 pandemic, contemporary agricultural production, demographic changes, and climate change have all highlighted the need to take a broader, "multi-sectoral food systems approach" to ending malnutrition. The 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represents a common framework of international cooperation to promote sustainable development. Nutrition is the key point for the SDG 2 'End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture and is an essential component for achieving many of the other targets.
The Symposium has an international standard and involves a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, policymakers and researchers to present and learn about the latest advances from around the globe. The programme is to be a mix of talks, interactive sessions, scientific posters and workshops, which will make the event lively and interesting for all.
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We look forward to your participation.
24th NHSRS Organising Committee