Here at the Janssen Health Policy Centre
our mission is to raise awareness on issues impacting healthcare policy, build
consensus through dialogue, and shape recommendations for future policies
Kuwait lies near the epicentre of the global obesity crisis. The Gulf region has some of the highest obesity levels in the world, and Kuwait and neighbouring Qatar have alternately topped the regional table. In 2014 a World Health Organisation report found that some 40% of adults in Kuwait were obese, roughly midway between the levels of over 42% in Qatar and more than 37% in the United Arab Emirates. Child obesity is a growing problem in Kuwait, as is also the case in neighbouring countries.