Eating Disorders Campaign in Pakistan



 Pakistan has been ranked 9th among 188 countries facing obesity challenge around the globe. One quarter of the Pakistani population has been classified as overweight/obese. Females are found more prone for the risk of developing eating disorders as compared to the males in Pakistan. Almost 1 % of the total budget is spent on health in Pakistan. Focus on addressing the mental health is seldom seen as the top most priority of the government. Lack of screening and treatment services, low number of experts, less public awareness regarding different types of eating disorders are few of the major challenges currently faced by Pakistan. Health related quality of life is a neglected area for research in the country.

Dear Readers,


Please find below an eating disorders campaign that took place in June 2021 in honour of world eating disorder day, June 2, 2021.

Please download the digital Magazine and Please watch the video to see how things are shaping and unfolding in field of eating disorder in Pakistan. Thank you Dr Madeeha for your collaboration.

First Digital ED Magazine Pakistan- She Matters


Eating Disorders campaign in Pakistan 2021


Video 1: World Eating Disorders Action Day 2021: Messages by Experts and Community

Video 2: Inauguration of Eating Disorders Awareness Wall and Icon

Video 3:  Launch of Eating Disorders Association of Pakistan and Fashion Show for ED Awareness

Video 4: Eating Disorders- A Road to Recovery: Stories from Real People

Video 5: EDAOP Talks: A Podcast on Eating Disorders Recovery and Management
Episode 1- Role of Digital Health and Mobile Technology for Screening and Management of Eating Disorders

Video 6: EDAOP Talks: A Podcast on Eating Disorders Recovery and Management
Episode 2- Eating Disorders Misunderstood and Mismanaged- A Religious and Cultural Perspective

Video 7: EDAOP Talks: A Podcast on Eating Disorders Recovery and Management
Episode 3- Research on Eating Disorders in Asia- The Missing Link

Video 8: Virtual Poster Competition on Eating Disorders

Video 9: Equity for Research on ED- A Panel Discussion between researchers from developed world, Asia and Pakistan

Video 10: Research on Eating Disorders- A Perspective of Regulators and Researchers in Pakistan

Video 11: Eating Disorders-Highlighting Activism across Pakistan


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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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