Health Days 2023

World Obesity Day


World Obesity Federation changed date of the International Day Against Obesity from eleventh of October to the fourth day of March in 2020; to unite celebration of this day globally; With the aim of providing the opportunity and shedding sufficient light on this disease in proportion to the health risks arising from it.
Obesity is a chronic disease that affects more than two billion people in the world, and it is a very important risk factor for many chronic diseases. Obesity is one of the biggest health problems in the world and is seen as a stigma in the modern world. Addressing this disease requires a social responsibility that includes radical solutions in terms of prevention, treatment, and attention to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Raising health awareness among community members on causes and risks of obesity, and ways of prevention.
  • Raising health awareness of the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging early detection of obesity; to reduce its prevalence.
  • Highlighting the importance of taking preventive measures to combat obesity, by inviting relevant authorities; To cooperate and contribute to finding solutions to eliminate obesity.
  • Inviting and encouraging experts and business sectors to make efforts and help consumers change an unhealthy lifestyle.


  • Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.
  • More than 1.9 billion adults are overweight, and over 650 million were obese in 2016. 
  • More than 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight in 2013.
  • Overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight.
  • The fundamental cause of obesity is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended.
  • Supportive environments and communities are fundamental in shaping people’s choices and protecting them from overweight and obese.
  • Children's choices, diets, and physical activity habits are influenced by their surrounding environment.
  • Obesity can be prevented by adopting a healthy diet. 
  • Regular physical activity helps you maintain a healthy weight.
  • Reversing the global obesity epidemic requires a multisectoral and multidisciplinary population approach that considers prevailing cultural features

Official Date:
Globally: March 4th, 2023
Locally: Sha’ban 12th,1444H

Campaign theme for 2023: ''Changing Perspectives: Let's Talk About Obesity''.


Last Update : 15 January 2023 10:13 AM
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