Posts Tagged ‘World Obesity Federation’

WHO Moves Toward Understanding Obesity

October 6, 2022 — For the last two days we’ve been gathered with a small group of passionate advocates from all over the world, finding ways to collaborate for progress in health policy related to obesity. The change comes in increments. Obesity relates to cultures, food, and health systems that differ significantly all over the world. So finding a […]

Can Obesity, Hunger, and Weight Stigma Coexist?

July 13, 2021 — Weight stigma is a global problem. The World Obesity Federation gets high marks for launching a global working group to develop a common understanding of this problem across diverse cultures around the world. Whenever a person encounters stigma due to size and weight, their health and wellbeing diminishes. But context matters. In some cultures, thinness […]

NCDs, UHC, and Global Presumptions

May 20, 2019 — Today we’re at the WHO for the WHA learning all about NCDs and UHC. Alphabet soup for lunch. Obesity? It was hiding behind the chia seeds at the breakfast buffet. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and universal health coverage (UHC) are big priorities at the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva today. But within the global […]

Global Health Leaders Engaging on Obesity

May 24, 2018 — A remarkable group came together this morning at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. Roughly 60 global health leaders engaged in a lively discussion about strategies to address the economic and public health challenge of obesity. One national public health officer described it aptly: I’ve participated in a number of other events this week. But […]

Today Is World Obesity Day.
Does Anyone Care About Finding a Cure?

October 11, 2016 — On this World Obesity Day, the World Obesity Federation is calling for government action to end childhood obesity. The call to action is threefold: Governments need to strengthen their leadership to prevent, manage, and treat childhood obesity with national childhood obesity strategies. Local services need to take action to prevent childhood obesity. Health services must […]