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Obesity: A Global Pandemic


Obesity and overweight cause risks for a variety of major illnesses. According to the World Health Organization, there are more than one billion overweight adults across the globe. Of these billion people, 300 million are considered obese. The magnitude of the problem is growing by day, but what can we do to try to reverse it now?


  • Manuel Peña (Special Representative, Pan American Health Organization)


The 2011 Global Health Summit sponsored by the Columbus Council on World Affairs will take place on Dec. 8, 2011 from noon to 1 p.m. at COSI. The event will be themed "Obesity: Global Pandemic, Local Crisis" and keynote remarks will be made by Dr. Manuel Peña, Special Representative to the Pan American Health Organization. For more information, visit www.columbusworldaffairs.org or call 614-229-4599.


Peña also edited the book "Obesity and Poverty: A New Public Health Challenge," the inspiration for this show.


For information on the Somali fundraising dinners, click this link. The fundraising dinners will be held at Solay Bistro on Weds., Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. and next Weds., Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Both will take place at Solay Bistro, 5786 Emporium Square, Columbus, OH 43231.