About World Obesity Federation | World Obesity Federation


Our mission is to work with and through our members and partners, to achieve global obesity-related targets including halting the rise of obesity, and to shape the global narrative.  This is achieved through research, education and policy focused on preventing and managing obesity in low, middle and high-income countries

There are a number of ways World Obesity Federation work with our Member organisations as well as other professional bodies.  In this section you can see a series of different initiatives, which depending on your area of interest you can get involved with.  These range from roundtables where we convene to discuss policy, advocacy training for patients, educational training for healthcare professionals and communication campaigns to amplify the work we are doing to a wider audience – to name a few.

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Our Governance structure allows us to coordinate efforts across fields and ensure we keep to the highest possible standards. The Clinical Care Committee manages SCOPE, the Policy and Prevention Committee works with stakeholders to share the latest obesity knowledge, and the Publications Committee casts its eye over our journals.​

These committees feed into our 13-strong executive, which is responsible for the overall direction of the World Obesity Federation, as delegated by the General Council which is comprised of our member organisations.  


Our History

The World Obesity Federation has existed as we are now since 2014, but our roots go much further back than that. From the creation of the Obesity Association in 1967, through the global outreach of the 70s, 80s and 90s, and into the modernisation of 21st Century - we have come a long way.

Find out more about our history here.

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Our Team

We are team driven by a challenging but vital mission, and are on hand to help you navigate any of the products or services we offer. If you have a general enquiry about what we do, please do not hesitate to get in touch.​

See our experienced team and each of our responsibilities by clicking below.

Our Team

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