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World Obesity Federation

Driving global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

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News Jun 03, 24

World Obesity at the 77th World Health Assembly

The World Obesity team joined our members and fellow health organisations at the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva.

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News May 30, 24

Lived experiences of obesity heard in WHO Symposium

Individuals from World Obesity Federation’s network of lived experience advocates participated in a WHO Symposium.

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News May 30, 24

World Obesity participates in the European Congress on Obesity

ECO 2024 delivered leading research and knowledge from experts all over the world this May.

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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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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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SCOPE School Jun 25, 24

SCOPE School São Paulo

SCOPE School is coming to Brazil this June and will focus on 'Collaborative approaches to address obesity'

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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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