With interest in the global trend to achieve the 17 sustainable development goals, and in order to achieve the third goal (good health and well-being), the Department of Sustainable Development / Environment Research Center at the University of Technology-Iraq, under the supervision of the Director of the Center, carried out a lecture in cooperation with the Nutrition Research Institute / Public Health Department, delivered by the specialist Dr. Abdul Hameed Salem Al-Barrak, on Monday, November 22, 2021 - at 10 am in the workshop hall, Environment Research Center, while adhering to the directives of the National Health and Safety Committee in maintaining social distancing.
The lecture of Dr. Abdul Hameed Salem Al-Barrak was summarized in giving advice on how obesity is affected by a number of factors, which are caused by eating an excessive amount of calories that are usually in excess of the body’s needs. These factors may include physical inactivity, diet, genes, lifestyle, ethnic and social background. It increases the risk of many disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, some types of cancer, and may lead to early death.
In conclusion, the doctor emphasized seizing the opportunity with regard to the nutritional aspect to raise the level of nutritional culture in the university staff and transfer it to the community by correcting the wrong habits and behaviors practiced by some people and the ways to treat them. It is mentioned that all member states of the United Nations (including Iraq) adopted in 2015 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, as a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people are peaceful and prosperous by 2030, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are integrated – that is, they recognize that action in one area will affect results in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability. As follows: (eradication of poverty, total eradication of hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, clean and affordable energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduction of inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life underwater, life on land, peace and justice and strong institutions, partnerships to achieve the goals).