It appears that the WHO 2025 global physical activity target (of a 10% relative reduction in insufficient physical activity) is unlikely to be achieved.
“A WHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide – 1.4 billion – are not doing enough physical exercise”.
Therrien, A. (2018). Lack of exercise puts one in four people at risk, WHO says. London: BBC Health News, September 5th 2018.
“Women were less active than men in all but East and South-East Asia, with the biggest differences being in South Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, north Africa and high-income Western countries”.
This relates to:
Guthold, R. Stevens, GA. [and] Riley, LM. [et al] (2018). Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1·9 million participants. Lancet Global Health. September 4th 2018. [Epub ahead of print].
Possibly of interest, on implementation research for low-income and middle-income countries:
Theobald, S. Brandes, N. [and] Gyapong, M. [et al] (2018). Implementation research: new imperatives and opportunities in global health. The Lancet. October 9th 2018. [Epub ahead of print].