WHA Side Event: Childhood Obesity and the Global Syndemic

May 16, 2019

Training & EventsEventsWHA Side Event: Childhood Obesity and the Global Syndemic

Childhood Obesity and the Global Syndemic

A New Narrative for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet


Venue: Vieux Bois, Geneva (outside the Palais, near the entrance - see maps enclosed below)

Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019

Arrival time: Please arrive from 7.15 for a prompt 7.30 start.

Catering: Breakfast will be served at tables.

The meeting will be operating Chatham House rules

We want your views and perspectives!

We are hoping to make this event as interactive as possible by including a series of roundtable discussions focused on three key questions. In preparation for the event we ask you to think about these questions in advance and come prepared with at least one idea, comment or reaction for each question. We will be capturing your initial thoughts and ideas at the beginning of the event. The questions are:

  • What does implementation of the EAT-Lancet and Lancet Commission on Obesity recommendations look like at a national level?
  • How do we overcome challenges of coordination inertia between different sector and issue groups?
  • How do we frame the benefits of syndemic thinking for different stakeholders?

Pre-read materials

Report of the Lancet Commission on the Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change

WOF-WHO briefing on childhood obesity

Time for a new narrative on obesity

EAT-Lancet Commission report

Prereads for WHA Side Event

Directions to Vieux Bois, Geneva

Agenda available here

Download the agenda via the link below!


[Agenda and speakers may be liable to alterations].