WHO CC on Childhood Obesity
WHO Collaborating Centre
on Childhood Obesyty (ITA-113)
WHO Collaborating Centre on Childhood Obesity
Since 28 August 2020 the National Center for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) has been designated as World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Childhood Obesity (ITA-113).
The WHO Collaborating Centre main areas of activity are:
1.support the dissemination of WHO guidance on prevention of childhood obesity and health promotion through the production of brief documents, leaflets, factsheets on the prevention of childhood obesity and health promotion for different stakeholders;
2. provide, promote and support breastfeeding education by planning and conducting training of trainers sessions, based on WHO guidance;
3. support WHO's work on the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI).
The WHO Collaborating Center is also aimed to collaborate with the WHO CCs Network and other United Nation Agencies (e.g. UNICEF), in collaboration with partners such as Universities, Centers of Research, Ministries of Health, governative and non-governative organizations.
Dr Angela Giusti (National Centre for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome) – firstname.lastname@example.org +39 06 4990 4246
Dr Paola Nardone (National Centre for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome) – email@example.com - +39 4990 4221
Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. However, nearly 2 out of 3 infants are not exclusively breastfed for the recommended 6 months—a rate that has not improved in 2 decades
Childhood overweight and obesity are serious public health challenges worldwide. Obese children are at greater risk of developing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity in adulthood.