World Obesity Day - Call to Action

ASO has joined the call for action for a WHO global action plan on obesity and the letter is live today, Friday 4th March 2022 via

The letter will be linked to the World Obesity Federation's new Global Obesity Atlas 2022. 

The World Obesity Federation today published its fourth World Obesity Atlas, which this year provides predictions for the prevalence of obesity in men, women and children in 2030 and presents a new index for ranking countries in terms of their preparedness for obesity, including their health systems.

Published on World Obesity Day, a global awareness day calling for action to address the impact of obesity, the Atlas report estimates that by 2030 a billion people globally will be living with obesity.

As in previous years, this Atlas provides a comprehensive look at obesity globally, regionally and nationally, and assesses where we are in 2022. This year, the Atlas includes:

  • Predictions for the prevalence of adult and childhood obesity in 2030
  • New Obesity-NCD Preparedness Ranking
  • Latest estimates for the loss of healthy years of life due to high BMI
  • 200 Country Scorecards

More information, including the open letter to Health Ministers and this years Atlas