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Regional Consultation on Unhealthy Foods, NCDs and the Right to Health


February 17, 2014: Mr. Anand Grover, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, held a regional consultation for his next thematic report to the UN Human Right Council on unhealthy foods, NCDs and the right to health in Mumbai, 8-9 February, 2014. The meeting brought on a common platform, participants from South and South East Asia to dialogue and debate on the themes and identify key concerns and issues in the region with respect to unhealthy foods, their link to NCDs and the implications for the right to health.  Mariam Mehdi, Senior Volunteer, represented Heartfile and made a presentation on NCDs and Health Systems focusing on Pakistan’s experience and the engagement of Heartfile in the process of bringing NCDs on the national and global agendas.