Last week, Ilona Koupil and Amy Heshmati met with Dr Zandile Mchiza and Dr Whadi-ah Parker from the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss their collaborative project, Body size, mental health and inequalities (BMI): a life course perspective.

During the course of the week many fruitful discussions were held. Discussions to highlight include the BMI Project management team meeting with collaborator Professor Ali Dhansay at the South African Medical Research Council and a half-day meeting with many of our collaborators from HRSC, MRC, Stellenbosch University,  University of Cape Town, University of Witwatersrand and University of Limpopo at HSRC.

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