The interventions must be carried out by social, public or private organizations. Those programs considered as more effective and with the greatest potential to be replicable, will be awarded and recognized at the international level.
Registration dead line has been extended till February 10th , 2014
Regional contest on best practices of CBI (community based interventions), which promote health to combat obesity.
The interventions must be carried out by social, public or private organizations.
Those programs considered as more effective and with the greatest potential to be replicable, will be awarded and recognized at the international level.
- According to the World Health Organization (WHO) overweight and obesity have become one of the major public health problems worldwide.
- More than 1,500 million are overweight or obese.
- In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese.
- It is estimated that by 2015 there will be 2,300 million of overweight people (equivalent to double the current population of India) and more than 700 million obese (equivalent to seven times the current population of Mexico). In 2010 there were 42 million children under five years with overweight, of which 35 million were living in developing countries and the rest in developed countries.
- Obesity is related to the development of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD’s), which include diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, among others.
- WHO estimates that 44% of global cases of diabetes, 23% of ischemic heart disease and various cancers are attributable to overweight and obesity.
- Only in Latin America, obesity represents a cost of 10 billons dollars per year.
- Strengthening organizations working on CBI (community based interventions).
- Promote innovation in CBI (community based interventions) that promote prevention and/or respond to the regional or local problems of overweight and obesity.
- Create a digital platform that serves as a source of open, public, and free information with the best practices of combat and prevention of obesity, in order to be replicated by other organizations and Governments.
A total of 6 awards will be given according to the intervention environment
- Family based
- School based
- Workplace based
- Public places based
- Municipal based
Healthy traditional practices and customs that promote healthy life styles.