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World Obesity Federation

Driving global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

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News Jan 31, 24

WHO EB154: Advocating for better health and well-being

World Obesity participated in the 154th session of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva from 22 - 27 January 2024.

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News Jan 31, 24

PMAC 2024: Geopolitics, human security and health equity

Dr Simón Barquera presents at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand

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News Jan 31, 24

Welcoming our first new members of 2024

We welcome new our members - Obesity Action Scotland, and the Association for the Fight Against Obesity, Costa Rica.

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World Obesity Resources

We have a wide range of resources available for you to download, read, use or purchase.

  • Policy Dossiers - These provide evidence and resources to help policymakers, NGOs and others.
  • Journals - World Obesity publishes four scientific, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Image Bank - A gallery of free-to-use images to ensure accurate, non-biased, and respectful images are widely available.
  • Resource Library - We produce a range of statements, responses, papers and reports related to obesity.
  • Obesity: The Other Pandemic of the 21st Century - This work features contributions from leading experts in the field of obesity management and prevention.

Our Members

World Obesity Federation is a membership organisation representing national and regional associations dedicated to the study and management of obesity and related comorbidities.

Our membership body currently comprises more than 80 associations in over 100 countries and territories.

Our members are organisations representing healthcare professionals, researchers, policy specialists and those with lived experience of obesity. As well as a membership programme for non-profit organisations, World Obesity runs a Champions programme for partners.

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Upcoming Events

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ICO Jun 26, 24

International Congress on Obesity (ICO) 2024

ICO 2024 takes place from 24 - 29 June in São Paulo, Brazil! Registration is now open.

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Mar 04, 24

World Obesity Day

World Obesity Day takes place every year on 4 March! Stay up to date by signing up to our newsletter.

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SCOPE Feb 27, 24

SCOPE & World Obesity Day 2024 Webinar: Let’s Talk About Obesity and Women’s Health

Join our SCOPE team and World Obesity Clinical Care Committee Chair, Dr Ada Cuevas, for this informative session.

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