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World Obesity Federation

Driving global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

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News Jan 31, 23

Book launch - Obesity: The Other Pandemic of the 21st Century

A virtual launch of this newly published book was held on 24 January featuring the book's editors and authors.

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News Sep 21, 22

Economic impact of overweight and obesity set to reach 3.3% of global GDP by 2060

New study predicts US$2.2 trillion could be saved annually if overweight and obesity prevalence remained at 2019 levels

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News Feb 07, 23

World Obesity’s official relations status renewed by World Health Organization

During the 152nd meeting of the WHO Executive Board, Member States renewed World Obesity’s official relation status.

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World Obesity publishes various newslettes throughout the course of the year, tailored to your preferences.

These include our SCOPE Quarterly, Global Obesity Observatory news and our general newsletter.

In addition, World Obesity Day newsletters and member newsletters are published for member organisations and those interested in our World Obesity Day activities. 

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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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Recent Events

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SCOPE Feb 23, 23

Webinar: SCOPE & World Obesity Day

#ChangingPerspectives on child obesity through medical education

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Other Events Mar 06, 23

World Obesity Day webinar: Changing perspectives and advancing national action

Tune in to our high-level policy event as we call for action on obesity

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Webinars Mar 02, 23

The Lancet Summit - Childhood obesity: consequences across the life course

Join us in this free online summit, taking place just ahead of World Obesity Day 2023

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