South Africa has the highest obesity rate in Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa has the highest obesity rate in Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa has the highest obesity rate in Sub-Saharan Africa

The rate of obesity in South Africa has increased rapidly. We are considered the most obese and overweight country in Sub-Saharan Africa with almost 70% of women and 39% of men being obese or overweight. Obesity related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and stroke are among the Top 10 causes of death in the country, accounting for almost 43% of deaths.

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Every South African has a right to access clean drinking water and healthy food. HEALA is an alliance of organisations with this mission in mind.

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