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Five new members join World Obesity ahead of WOD 2023

NewsFive new members join World Obesity ahead of WOD 2023

Ahead of World Obesity Day on 4 March, World Obesity welcomed five new organisations from across the world, all united in the goal of combatting obesity and aiding those living with the disease.

What better way to galvanise action on obesity than by welcoming organisations dedicated to the prevention and treatment of obesity and its associated comorbidities. The organisations below will strengthen World Obesity as an international community of medical, public health, advocacy and related specialisms.

Let’s meet the organisations, based in Latin America, East Asia and Europe:

The Chilean Working Group Corporation on Atherosclerosis, also known as ATEROS Chile, exists to raise awareness of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular risk factors and its complications. ATEROS promotes health, research, education and development of programs for the prevention of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular complications. The organisation focuses on individuals, families, communities suffering atherosclerosis, as well as healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and research of atherosclerosis.

ATEROS joins as an Associate Member.


The main organisation in Italy dedicated to diabetes study, the Italian Diabetes Society (Società Italiana di Diabetologia) aims to promote the study, research and training on diabetes mellitus and its related comorbidities and metabolic diseases, such as dyslipidemia, obesity, atherosclerosis, risk factors and cardiovascular prevention or hyperuricemia.

SID joins as an Associate Member.


The Korea Health Promotion Institute (KHEPI) was established to contribute to the promotion of people's health through the efficient operation of the National Health Promotion Fund and the smooth promotion of health promotion projects. Institutions established after the revision of the National Health Promotion Act in 1995 are currently designated as other public institutions under the Ministry of Health and Welfare and are promoting various projects to promote the health of the people.

KHEPI joins as an Associate Member.


The Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity (SEEDO) is a multidisciplinary scientific society focussed on the study, prevention and treatment of obesity and excess weight problems. SEEDO is highly involved in the national and international scientific arena, collaborating on prevention and treatment initiatives by public health administrations. The Society organises training courses and congresses, and publishes clinical practice guidelines, treatises, and scientific journals.

In addition, aware that the health problem of obesity does not solely involve healthcare practices, SEEDO aims to actively involve the patient voice in its activities, and is also active in in social networks, disseminating knowledge that meets the maximum scientific rigour.

SEEDO joins as a Full Member.


NCDA Uruguay (Alianza ENT Uruguay in Spanish) is an alliance of civil society organisations with the objective of raising awareness among the population and public authorities on the current and future impact of noncommunicable diseases on public health and economic systems. It works towards the implementation of concrete actions that may prevent and tackle noncommunicable disease.

NCDA Uruguay joins as an Associate Member.


Prospective member organisations may apply for Full or Associate membership. Full Members are usually national obesity organisations, while Associate Members may be organisations working in related NCDs with a significant interest in obesity.

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