OGWENO STEPHEN OP-ED PIECE ON OBESITY PRESENTED AT THE WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY 25-5-2022

The World Health Assembly is here with us, and one thing is certain, that there needs to be more action on NCDs and obesity. Ogweno Stephen’s through provoking Op-Ed article on obesity was presented at the World Health Assembly. Here is an excerpt from the op-ed.

Here is my story — and why these recommendations, if implemented effectively and comprehensively, could be a game changer for the millions like me living with obesity.

People think that living with obesity is my fault. By overeating, being lazy, and not taking care of myself, I allowed it. When people think this, it is crushing. I know from my own experience that it wrecks an individual’s self-image, their mental health, and outlook on life.

[I] look with hope at the new comprehensive recommendations on obesity hopefully being adopted and then implemented by all member states this week.

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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