CSED Fellow Ross A. Hammond recently gave a major address at the 2007 McGill Health Challenge Think Tank. This event brought together top international obesity experts—from academia, government, industry, and non-profit—to work toward a comprehensive, multi-level, multi-sector approach to the worldwide obesity pandemic.
Hammond was invited to discuss how Complex Systems insights and techniques, as pioneered at CSED, can play a key role in facilitating this integrated approach. The event drew key international scientists, stakeholders, and decision-makers, including representatives from the Food and Health Organization of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the CDC, the Culinary Institute of America, the Clinton Foundation/American Heart Association’s Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as from Unilever, PepsiCo, Kellogg, Sodexho, and from major US and European research universities.
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A Brookings report using NSSO data has shown that 15 per cent of Indians now have some form of health insurance compared to 1 per cent in 2004. Also, while nearly 62 per cent in Andhra Pradesh are covered, less than 5 per cent of people in UP have health insurance.