Summit 11

The theme of the 8th Annual OxHA Summit held at Keble College on 14-15 April 2011 was ‘Chronic epidemic disease: from raising awareness to driving change’. The meeting was designed to examine NCD prevention in action by focusing on the three main risk factors of unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and tobacco use.  Presentations from the action arm of OxHA, Community Interventions for Health (CIH), showcased the successes and challenges of NCD prevention in communities around the globe.

In addition, the role of alcohol as a fourth risk factor for NCD was discussed and the up-coming UN Summit on NCD was explored.