In January 2019 The Lancet Commission on Obesity published its first report entitled ‘The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change’.
This ground breaking report explores the paramount challenge these three pandemics present for human and planetary health and highlights the fact that these three pandemics co-exist and are driven by dysfunctions within the same systems – food, transport, urban design and land use.
Focusing on the intersect between these three global health challenges, the report highlights triple duty actions that can address all three of these global health challenges which in turn presents us with a real opportunity to protect human health, the environment and our planet. In addition to the report we have published a policy briefing which focuses on the key policy recommendations of the report.
Additionally, we have developed a series of bite size videos which highlight each of the key recommendations of the report.
- Lancet Commission on Obesity: People and processes
- Lancet Commission on Obesity: People’s stories
- Lancet Commission on Obesity: Malnutrition in all its forms
- Lancet Commission on Obesity: Policy Inertia
- Lancet Commission on Obesity: The Global Syndemic
- Lancet Commission on Obesity: The Global Outcomes Framework
- Lancet Commission on Obesity: The Right to Wellbeing
- Lancet Commission on Obesity: Double and triple duty actions
- Lancet Commission on Obesity: Recommendations
We also have a series of social media cards available to help share the key messages of the report. Please help us spread the messages using #globalsyndemic.
The report was launched at a side event of the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) in Bangkok, Thailand on 30th January. The event was well attended by over 70 people with obesity, undernutrition and climate change expertise.