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Protocol for a Multi-Level Policy Analysis of Non-Communicable Disease Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity: Implications for Low- and Middle-Income Countries in Africa and the Caribbean

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Health Policy and Systems Division, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
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African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, Cape Town 7701, South Africa
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Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE), Division of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
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Health of Populations in Transition Research Group (HoPiT), University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé 8046, Cameroon
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Global Diet and Physical Activity Research Group, Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
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Caribbean Institute for Health Research, The University of the West Indies, Mona Kingston 7, Jamaica
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Center for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), P.O. Box 1578, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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Academic Editors: Tracy Kolbe-Alexander and Gregore Iven Mielke
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(24), 13061; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413061
Received: 30 September 2021 / Revised: 30 November 2021 / Accepted: 3 December 2021 / Published: 10 December 2021
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally. Despite significant global policy development for addressing NCDs, the extent to which global policies find expression in low-and-middle income countries’ (LMIC) policies, designed to mitigate against NCDs, is unclear. This protocol is part of a portfolio of projects within the Global Diet and Activity Research (GDAR) Network, which aims to support the prevention of NCDs in LMICs, with a specific focus on Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa and Jamaica. This paper outlines the protocol for a study that seeks to explore the current policy environment in relation to the reduction of key factors influencing the growing epidemic of NCDs. The study proposes to examine policies at the global, regional and country level, related to the reduction of sugar and salt intake, and the promotion of physical activity (as one dimension of healthy placemaking). The overall study will comprise several sub-studies conducted at a global, regional and country level in Cameroon, Kenya and South Africa. In combination with evidence generated from other GDAR workstreams, results from the policy analyses will contribute to identifying opportunities for action in the reduction of NCDs in LMICs. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-level policy analysis; noncommunicable diseases; policy analysis; diet; nutrition; intersectoral; low- and middle-income countries multi-level policy analysis; noncommunicable diseases; policy analysis; diet; nutrition; intersectoral; low- and middle-income countries
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Shung-King, M.; Weimann, A.; McCreedy, N.; Tatah, L.; Mapa-Tassou, C.; Muzenda, T.; Govia, I.; Were, V.; Oni, T. Protocol for a Multi-Level Policy Analysis of Non-Communicable Disease Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity: Implications for Low- and Middle-Income Countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 13061. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413061

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Shung-King M, Weimann A, McCreedy N, Tatah L, Mapa-Tassou C, Muzenda T, Govia I, Were V, Oni T. Protocol for a Multi-Level Policy Analysis of Non-Communicable Disease Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity: Implications for Low- and Middle-Income Countries in Africa and the Caribbean. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(24):13061. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413061

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Shung-King, Maylene, Amy Weimann, Nicole McCreedy, Lambed Tatah, Clarisse Mapa-Tassou, Trish Muzenda, Ishtar Govia, Vincent Were, and Tolu Oni. 2021. "Protocol for a Multi-Level Policy Analysis of Non-Communicable Disease Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity: Implications for Low- and Middle-Income Countries in Africa and the Caribbean" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 24: 13061. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413061

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