Jenny Vinglid

Patient Council Member

Languages Spoken: English, Swedish

Country: Sweden

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Since 2013, I hold the position of General Secretary in HOBS – the only Swedish patient organisation for people living with overweight and obesity.

We were founded in 1995, which means we were the first patient organisation in Europe to work for people living with overweight and obesity.

The needs and interests of our target group is our focal point, and to increase the knowledge and understanding about obesity is our overall goal. Advocating for adequate and equal health care for people living with obesity is high on our agenda.

Along with influencing health care politics, we also provide support to patients. We want to empower patients, encourage them to speak out and to feel ownership over their condition.

HOBS works closely with health care providers, the profession and partake in all national and regional expert groups. We reach out to about 60 000 people per week through our various platforms. Visit us on