Here is an excerpt from our recent feature on the guardian highlighting our work on obesity and non-communicable diseases in Kenya:

“You find young people at university want to add weight and grow a belly as a status symbol. It’s that bad,” says Stephen Ogweno, CEO of Stowelink, a youth-led enterprise aimed at combating NCDs. “There is still this perception that needs to change.”

For well-off Kenyans, Dr Wyckliffe Kaisha has the answer. One of the few surgeons in the country to perform bariatric – or weight loss – surgery such as gastric bypasses, he has seen a significant increase in patients, partly due to Covid-19, which alerted more people to the ramifications of obesity, diabetes and hypertension.One of his patients, a 29-year-old who last year had a sleeve gastrectomy – involving removing part of her stomach – has no regrets.

“It requires somebody to be psychologically and emotionally prepared because it is not easy, especially if you’re used to taking a lot of junk [food]. I really loved chips. Nowadays I can’t even stand the smell of fries,” she says.

Read the full feature on the link below:

Lets change lives

Let’s save lives


REMEMBER-if you want to support Stowelink Inc and our various projects, if you want collaborations with us or if you want to reach us you can reach us directly through the following contact addresses.

PHONE NUMBER+254714671748

Published by Stephen Ogweno

a global health practitioner, NCD advocate and mHealth Innovator

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