Lucky Nkosi is both pregnant and obese. As the most obese nation in sub-Saharan Africa, Lucky’s story sheds light on why the cost and accessibility of healthy foods impacts the health of the poorest South African citizens the most.
The 2019 SA AIDS Conference talks about how a programme she co-founded, Leaders for Young Women’s Success, is bringing positive change to her community.
This is Lucky’s story, emblematic of the 70% of obese and overweight women in South Africa whose health is in crisis.
Sheppard Dlamini was one of the men involved in the study, his story speaks to the overlaps between hunger, violence and poverty across South Africa today.