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World Obesity Federation

Driving global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

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News Mar 28, 24

World Obesity Day 2024: Talking about obesity across the globe

Celebrating another successful World Obesity Day as communities mobilised to raise awareness all over the world.

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News Mar 28, 24

World Obesity membership expands to over 100 organisations!

This World Obesity Day, we welcomed four dynamic organisations working in obesity research, advocacy and more.

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News Mar 28, 24

New estimates indicate that obesity is the most common form of malnutrition in many countries

We have compiled some of the key findings of the new global estimates published by the Lancet.

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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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Other Events May 12, 24

31st European Congress on Obesity: ECO 2024

The European Association for the Study of Obesity hosts ECO 2024 from 12 - 15 May 2024 in Venice, Italy.

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Member Jun 21, 24

The 5th Belt & Road Initiative Global Health International Congress

Leaders and experts from China and abroad will present at this conference taking place from 21 - 23 June 2024.

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ICO Jun 26, 24

International Congress on Obesity (ICO) 2024

ICO 2024 takes place from 26 - 29 June in São Paulo, Brazil! Registration is now open.

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