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The HIV/AIDS pandemic has had a devasting grip on the globe over the past 41 years, with the African continent experiencing the brunt of the deadly virus and the sub-Saharan region containing the highest rates of HIV in the world.

Developing countries are responsible for 85% of pre-term births. Pre-term infants are at risk of developmental and feeding problems, that are commonly carried to toddler stages. Feeding behaviour in early life may influence an individual’s capacity to self-regulate food intake which could lead to energy balance issues later in life.

Diabetes mellitus is an area of concern in Africa and is reinforcing the importance of lifestyle interventions and pharmacological therapy.1 The NNIA recognises that pharmaceutical interventions for diabetes are not always available in the African context due to systemic factors, lifestyle changes and access to healthcare.

The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. At the NNIA, this means considering a person’s diet and the types of foods that play a role in mental health.

For the past 21 years the world has celebrated coffee and its diversity on the 1st of October. International Coffee Day aims to celebrate coffee, enjoyed by countless people for its energy and mental boosting effects, yet little is known about the potential health benefits.