HALO researchers (Drs. Mark Tremblay, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Richard Larouche, and Mr. Taru Manyanga) made 5 oral presentations at the 2nd International Conference on Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa (PASHDA) in Nairobi, Kenya between September 21st and 23rd. Details of the presentations are below.

  • Physical activity for health and development: lessons Africa can give and take from the developed world. Keynote address delivered by Mark Tremblay.
  • The physical activity transition and the global childhood obesity epidemic – Results from the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE). Symposium chaired by Mark Tremblay.
  • Symposium overview and brief description of ISCOLE. Oral presentation given by Mark Tremblay.
  • Mid-upper arm circumference as an accurate screening tool to identify obesity in children from around the world. Oral presentation given by Jean-Philippe Chaput.
  • Developing and testing new measures of children’s active transportation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Oral presentation given by Richard Larouche.
  • Physical activity among Zimbabwean children and youth: is there a case for advocacy? Oral presentation given by Taru Manyanga.