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Bringing together the global community, we’re working towards building happier, healthier and longer lives for everybody.

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

The mission of World Obesity Day

Increase Awareness

Obesity is a disease. We are raising awareness and improving understanding of its root causes and the actions needed to address them.

Encourage Advocacy

Changing the way obesity is addressed across society, we’re encouraging people to become advocates, standing up and calling for change.

Improve Policies

Creating a healthy environment that prioritises obesity as a health issue, we’re working to change policy to build the right support systems for the future.

Share Experiences

Stronger together, we’re creating platforms to share experiences, inspiring and uniting a global community to work towards our common goal.

Animation: Every body Needs Everybody

Obesity is a disease and must be treated as one. We all have a role to play in supporting and advocating for people living with obesity. We must recognise that every body matters if we are to build a healthier world for everybody. 

HOW CAN I HELP?

Join our mission

Address the root causes of obesity by supporting the campaign.

Why Now?

800

million

800 million people around the world are living with obesity.

$1

trillion

The medical consequences of obesity will cost over $1 trillion by 2025.

2x

people

People living with obesity are twice as likely to be hospitalized if tested positive for COVID-19.

60%

childhood

Childhood obesity is expected to increase by 60% over the next decade, reaching 250 million by 2030.

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