These projects are a great way to get involved in our network!
World Obesity carries out projects, and collaborates with other organisations to contribute to their work. Our projects often have a global reach, but can be regionally focused, or targeted towards a specific population.
World Obesity has been working to understand how health systems around the world work for individuals living with obesity. Our aim is to elevate obesity on the global and national agendas through health systems mapping. To date, we have spoken to over 160 stakeholders including health professionals, policy-makers and researchers - however, we also want to hear from those with lived experience.
Please share your insights and thoughts on how your health system works to prevent, treat and manage obesity here.MAPPS
Obesity in Europe has been termed a ‘growing crisis’ and it is time to intervene now!
As the prevalence of obesity in the region is rising, this is consequently having a knock on effect on life expectancy, quality of life, and health care costs. That’s why Science and Technology in childhood Obesity Policy (STOP) has established a four-year project.STOP
Co-Create is a 5-year Horizon 2020 project which encourages youth involvement in tackling obesity and promoting good health in Europe.
Adolescence is seen as a crucial age-group as they are to be the next generation of adults, parents, and policymakers.
You can be an important agent of change by contributing to the process of advocacy and policy making throughout the project.
Click here to find out more.Co-Create
MENA Patient Engagement Programme
The programme aims to raise awareness, increase engagement and provide support for people living with obesity in the MENA region. Over the coming six months, World Obesity will develop resources in Arabic and host a Regional Conference in Oman on the 5th December.
To strengthen the Patient Network in the Middle East we're planning to film people's individual stories so we can share them on this portal. Do you know anyone living with obesity who wants to share their story? If you or someone you know would be interested in getting involved, please email us.
Sign up to the Global Patient Network or contact us today to learn more.
This project has been funded with support from Johnson & Johnson (Middle East) Inc
Our Views, Our Voices
Our Views, Our Voices is an initiative of the NCD Alliance and people living with Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to promote the meaningful involvement of people living with NCDs in the NCD response. It seeks to advance the rights of people, improve policy outcomes and combat stigma and discrimination by supporting individuals affected by NCDs to share their stories and views, and drive change. The initiative is built around four main pillars of work: consultation, campaigns, communications, and capacity development. Our Views, Our Voices is guided by the Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs, built with the generous input of nearly 2000 people living with NCDs from around the globe who took part in the Our Views, Our Voices consultation efforts in 2017.
WOF Media Campaign in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
As part of the MENA Patient Engagement programme, World Obesity is launching a media campaign in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The aim of which is to de-stigmatise overweight and obesity, promote awareness of obesity’s multiple drivers, effects and management options and provide people with a judgement-free platform to discuss the topic.
You can view our latest press release that sheds light on obesity in Saudi Arabia by clicking here.
At the World Obesity Federation, we believe that you should have the power to express your point of view.
We offer a platform for you to post your story. This can be in both video or written format. Listen to stories from others here!
Are you interested in advocacy? Keep checking the site, as We will be updating our resources section with advocacy training toolkits soon.