Country Profile – Switzerland

Here at ECPO we are a European organisation consisting of volunteers from across 24 countries. Our aim is to support the national associations and collaborate as one strong united voice.

Obesity in Switzerland

In Switzerland 11% of adults are currently suffering from Obesity. We have different centers in University Hospitals and some COMs centers that give the possibility to enter to multidisciplinary programs. Some of them have Patient Therapeutic Education. We have also 3 Patients Associations : EUROBESITAS (which is really a Patient Association and not a scientific one), PERCEPTIO CIBUS and Saps. EUROBESITAS and PERCEPTIO CIBUS give the possibility to the patients to have Patient therapeutic education, Talking groups and to participate to a working group about obesity which is very active. Obesity has not yet been recognised as a disease.

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Patient Organisations

Organisations are available to support people who are living with obesity. The organisations available offer educational events (on site and virtual), Brochures and magazines, support for local self help groups which in turn serve patients.

Scientific Organisations

Scientific organisations that specialise in the treatment of obesity by supplying information on research and setting the guidelines for the treatments available.

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