The World Health Assembly is here with us, and one thing is certain, that there needs to be more action on NCDs and obesity. Stowelink through its founder and CEO Ogweno Stephen was privileged to have developed a though provoking op-ed that catalyzed action on obesity at the World Health Assembly. Here is the opening introduction to the op-ed.
This week at the 75th World Health Assembly, member states will be deliberating a number of important issues related to noncommunicable diseases, including, for the first time, a new set of comprehensive recommendations on the prevention and management of obesity throughout the lifecourse.
These new recommendations come as data shows that countries are not only failing to halt the rise in obesity in line with World Health Organization targets, but the number of people with obesity is on course to hit 1 billion by 2030, or double the number of people in 2010. All too often, obesity is only considered a risk factor requiring prevention through nutrition and physical activity interventions, instead of also being addressed as a chronic disease, as defined in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases which came into effect in January.
Read the full version on the link below https://www.devex.com/news/opinion-wha-is-failing-millions-like-me-if-it-does-not-act-on-obesity-103327
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