Consortium for International Management, Policy & Development

CIMPAD Conference 2018 Abstracts

GLOBALIZATION AND NUTRITION IN BOTSWANA TO COMBAT TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS

Karyn N. Onyeneho, MS
Howard University, Washington, DC, United States

The goal of this paper is to discuss nutrition and globalization efforts to combat Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in Botswana and globally.  The specific focus of my paper is to describe the global perspective of T2DM and overnutrition leading to obesity; provide evidence of diabetes prevalence and how the disease interplays with global nutrition interventions; discuss globalization and nutrition in Botswana aimed at combatting T2DM; provide an overview of diabetes in Botswana; discuss partnerships for globalization of resource integration and food supply chain management; and describe recommendations to combat the prevalence of diabetes from a global perspective.

 

Keywords: Nutrition, Diabetes, Nutrition intervention, Global health, Botswana