Purpose

This activity will contribute to ADB’s policy dialogue with countries on how to develop sustainable health financing models. These countries need to consider investing in non-communicable disease prevention to limit the spiraling cost of health care in countries in Asia and the Pacific. The findings could also be used to contribute to ADB’s urban health flagship program and provide advice on how to improve urban planning to increase the physical activity of urban populations.

Background

In recent years, countries in Asia and the Pacific have not only recorded high rates of economic growth but also high rates of obesity. Excess weight is an important risk factor for various chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and certain types of cancer. Excess weight can lower productivity and have a direct impact on economic output. Obesity is typically chronic and often requires lifelong treatment, which weighs heavily on the health spending of both households and governments.

Objectives

  • Better understand obesity in Asia and the Pacific and estimate the economic costs
  • Evaluate policy options to lower obesity rates

Participants

30 participants.

Output

  • Better understand obesity in Asia and the Pacific and estimate the economic costs
  • Develop policy options to lower the incidence of obesity

How to register

By invitation only.

Language

English

Partners

Ministry of Health Palau

Time of event

Day 1: 09:30 – 18:00
Day 2: 09:30 - 16:00

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