Dr Nemencio Nicodemus, President of the Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight & Obesity (PASOO), represented World Obesity during the Seventy-fourth session of WHO Western Pacific Regional Committee.
As part of proceedings, World Obesity in conjunction with PASOO submitted a statement reasserting the need for universal health coverage as a key step towards addressing increasing obesity rates throughout the region.
World Obesity and PASOO's official contribution, which was submitted as part of the agenda item covering health financing 'Charting the course: Rethinking health financing for social well-being and sustainable development', stated that obesity requires prevention, management and treatment options that are only possible though adequate provision and financing.
You can read the full statement here:Our Statement
World Obesity regularly invites members and their representatives to participate in WHO regional committee meetings, with the next such meeting taking place in New Delhi, India.
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