- Middle East/North Africa
AFP reports that the 'world's heaviest woman', Eman Ahmed from Egypt, has shed half her weight -- around a quarter of a ton -- in the two months she's been in India for treatment.
The world's heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed from Egypt, was flown to an Indian hospital in Februaryafter an eminent Mumbai-based surgeon, Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, succeeded with his fundraising initiative in order to fly Eman to India for treatment.
Eman has suffered from obesity since she was a child due to a hormone imbalance and problems with her glands. As she reached adulthood, she gained so much weight that she could only move around her house in Smouha, eastern Alexandria, by crawling on her hands and knees.
Many doctors had reviewed Eman's case, including in Greece, but she had continued to gain weight, making her medical condition more critical still.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 21, 2017