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Healthcare Professionals

HEALTHCARE FOR EVERY BODY

March 4th is World Obesity Day.

Effective healthcare and wider cross-sector support is needed to treat diseases effectively. We believe in empowering practitioners through education. We must assess the complexity and root causes of obesity so that we can halt this growing epidemic.

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Dr Saifullah’s Story : The importance of support.

‘Just eat less and move more’ - Living with obesity since early childhood, I heard this countless times. Unfortunately, as millions know, this is often not the case. My body seemed to resist weight loss at a certain point and the weight came back without fail. It was like waging a war with my own body.

Despite being a healthcare professional, advice from colleagues or senior physicians was always just ‘eat less, move more’. Help finally came through bariatric surgery.  Lifestyle transformation becomes possible when your body isn't resisting your effort. I lost a portion of my stomach but gained back my life and health.

I've dedicated my career to helping patients with obesity to get evidence-based treatment for their individual needs. I also hope to educate my fellow health professionals to better support people with obesity. After years of delay, I finally got the treatment my problem required. I strive to ensure that my patients experience better.

Dr Saifullah, Selangor, Malaysia

‘Just eat less and move more’ - Living with obesity since early childhood, I heard this countless times. Unfortunately, as millions know, this is often not the case. My body seemed to resist weight loss at a certain point and the weight came back without fail. It was like waging a war with my own body.

Despite being a healthcare professional, advice from colleagues or senior physicians was always just ‘eat less, move more’. Help finally came through bariatric surgery.  Lifestyle transformation becomes possible when your body isn't resisting your effort. I lost a portion of my stomach but gained back my life and health.

I've dedicated my career to helping patients with obesity to get evidence-based treatment for their individual needs. I also hope to educate my fellow health professionals to better support people with obesity. After years of delay, I finally got the treatment my problem required. I strive to ensure that my patients experience better.

Dr Saifullah, Selangor, Malaysia

Knowledge is power

Support for Healthcare Professionals to learn more about obesity.

Obesity is one of the fastest-growing diseases and it’s never been more important for healthcare professionals to have up to date, evidence-based obesity management resources to help them understand and address the root causes of obesity. There are a number of great resources available from the global community to support this learning from The Obesity Society, EASO,OMA and Obesity Canada. In addition, the SCOPE learning platform provides the tools and knowledge to better treat patients living with obesity, whether you work directly in obesity care or your career involves supporting and working with those living with obesity. SCOPE offers over 40 fully accredited e-learning modules on obesity management in different languages, most of them free, for those looking to expand their knowledge, covering key topics such as childhood obesity, patient management and COVID-19.

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people living with obesity are twice as likely to be hospitalized if tested positive for COVID-19

Improve your understanding!

People living with obesity were already more at risk from health complications. The consequences of COVID-19 has made this threat even greater, making people living with obesity a highly vulnerable group.

By increasing our knowledge and understanding of the root causes of the disease, we can improve wellbeing across our societies and create happier, healthier, longer lives for everybody. Because every body needs everybody.

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