On 21 May 2022, our colleagues in Portugal will hold the National Obesity Day.
Portugal has recognised obesity as a chronic disease since 2004, and each year since have held their national obesity day.
Carlos Oliveira Adexo president says “This year our objective is to create a great national mobilization around family doctors and the government so that they prioritize the surgical treatment and reimburse the pharmacological treatment.
In addition, we have a national screening taking place in 90 pharmacies across the country with advice for people to ask their doctors for help.”
You can read the full press release of the event here:
English Translation (Translated using Microsoft Translate)