Women to Know: Shatha Abu Ouf

Abu Ouf made headlines in the UK and across the world for successfully redesigning governmental obesity treatment programs for both adults and children, under the British Ministry of Health. The first Saudi woman to join the British Committee for Family and Children Health Programs, she is one of 22 members who represent a group of specialists, doctors, and researchers in clinical and infectious health studies.

British medical and scientific mediums implemented the program in 39 government medical facilities and 13 Scottish districts, and catered to 74,000 children who suffer from obesity and its complications. Studies have shown that the program proved viable in controlling rising obesity rates in children, and it has slowed down the rate of its spread by 8.28 percent.

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