Allurion Named Champion Partner' of World Obesity Federation.


Allurion named “Champion Partner” of the World Obesity Federation and official sponsor of World Obesity Day 2023 

NATICK, Mass. – March 1st, 2023 - Allurion, a company dedicated to ending obesity, today announced that it has been named a World Obesity Champion by the World Obesity Federation and is an official sponsor of World Obesity Day 2023.  

The objective of World Obesity Day 2023 is to increase awareness, encourage advocacy, improve policies, and share experiences around obesity. Two billion adults around the world struggle with excess weight and 650 million of those are living with obesity. By 2035, it is estimated that 1.9 billion people—or 1 in 4 people globally—will be living with obesity. 

Dr. Shantanu Gaur, founder and CEO of Allurion, created the company with one mission: end obesity. By becoming a Champion Partner of the World Obesity Federation and a sponsor of World Obesity Day 2023, the company joins a coalition of stakeholders who are united in addressing the global obesity crisis and committed to building a healthier future for all. 

Obesity is a complex problem to solve, but it is not impossible. Collectively, we have the tools, knowledge and experience we need to help billions of people worldwide live healthier and happier lives, says Dr. Gaur.  

At Allurion, we are excited to be joining the World Obesity Federation and its partners to raise awareness of obesity and develop cutting edge solutions to the problem. We are honored to be working with such a diverse group of experts who share our view that together, we can end obesity.” 

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We know that the roots of obesity are complex and require urgent and collaborative action. We are therefore very excited to announce a new partnership with Allurion: they share our mission to end the challenges of obesity worldwide and have a strong foundation in helping to empower people who are living with overweight or obesity, through comprehensive approaches that last a lifetime, says Johanna Ralston, CEO of the World Obesity Federation. 

She adds: For the World Obesity Federation and our members in more than 100 countries, a comprehensive approach is critical. We’re happy to count Allurion as one of our World Obesity Day champions and as a World Obesity Day sponsor that can work with us to help change the perception of obesity on a global level

Benoit Chardon, Chief Commercial Officer of Allurion, says: The World Obesity Federation is the only global organization focused exclusively on obesity. Allurion already has a strong foundation in helping to empower people to make healthy choices that last a lifetime, but we look forward to surrounding ourselves with even more allies who are changing the conversation around excess weight and obesity around the world. 

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About World Obesity Day

World Obesity Day is a unified day of action that calls for a cohesive, cross-sector response to the obesity crisis. Convened by World Obesity Federation (WOF) in collaboration with its members, it takes place on March 4 with the mission of increasing awareness, encouraging advocacy, improving policies, and sharing experiences. The first unified World Obesity Day was held in 2020. 

Previous World Obesity Days have encouraged people to recognize the root causes of obesity, increase knowledge of the disease, tackle weight stigma, give voice to people with lived experience and act to improve the world’s understanding of obesity, and to help its prevention and treatment. 

This year's campaign theme is 'Changing Perspectives: Let's Talk About Obesity'.  This year’s goal is to harness the power of conversation and stories so that together, we can correct misconceptions about obesity and take effective, collective action. Because more talking, debating and sharing, can shift norms and transform health outcomes for everybody. 

You can find out more about World Obesity Day and read about previous campaigns on the World Obesity website

About Allurion

Allurion is dedicated to ending obesity. The Allurion Program is a weight-loss platform that combines the Allurion Gastric Balloon, the world’s first and only swallowable, procedure-less gastric balloon for weight loss, the Allurion Virtual Care Suite, including the Allurion Mobile App for consumers, Allurion Insights for healthcare providers featuring the Iris AI Platform, and the Allurion Connected Scale and Health Tracker devices. The Allurion Virtual Care Suite is also available to providers separately from the Allurion Program to help customize, monitor and manage weight-loss therapy for patients regardless of their treatment plan: gastric balloon, surgical, medical or nutritional. 

For more information about Allurion and the Allurion Virtual Care Suite, please visit

Allurion is a trademark of Allurion Technologies, Inc. in the United States and countries around the world. 



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