Mexico: Obesity – cause for 7 out of 10 deaths in Mexico
In Mexico, seven out of 10 deaths are associated with overweight and obesity. Amongst the Latin American countries, Mexico ranks first in childhood obesity.
Obesity leads to numerous chronic degenerative disorders whose treatments are expensive and exhausting leading to rise in healthcare expenses.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) plans to increase awareness amongst its people about healthy lifestyles and prevention of obesity. The MoH will be implementing public policies to keep its citizens healthy and fit. The ministry plans to organize free exercise sessions in parks and public squares to improve public awareness about physical activity.
More than 2000 bariatric surgeries have been performed to improve the quality of life. At CDMX, “Health Kiosks” have been set up for basic health checkups. In addition to the 220 health centers and 12 clinics, the Supply Center offers care for those who willing to change their lifestyle.