Academic session 'Global Mids' Event: SWOT analysis about the double burden of malnutrition in Ecuador'

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24-06-2021 from 17:30 to 18:00
Department of Food Technology, Safety and Health, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
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The session is a SWOT analysis about the double burden of malnutrition by a research group that includes Flemish and Ecuadorian researchers.

Several Professors of Ghent University, as well as other international PhD fellows, talk about the nutrition situation in Ecuador.

The session starts with Prof. Patrick Kolsteren and the STRENGTHS of working with 3 PhD students within the VLIR ICP projects: Daniela Penafiel working on dietary diversity in ESPOL, Johana Ortiz and Angelica Ochoa working on food safety and adolescents’ eating in the University of Cuenca, respectively.

Then, Carl Lachat will expand the analysis with the WEAKNESSES and his experience with Ecuador's research related to dietary patterns. Daniela, Johana and Angelica then, speak about the OPPORTUNITIES to fight malnutrition in Ecuador and how they conduct current research despite the financial limitations in Ecuador.

Furthermore, all professors mention what are the THREATS to applied research and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.