October 1, 2023

Virtual High-level Event: Fourth Progress Report on Global Trans Fat… – World Health Organization

On 23 January 2023, WHO will launch the fourth progress report upon Global trans fat elimination 2022 at a virtual high-level event.

Elimination of industrially produced trans fat by 2023 is a priority target of WHO’s 13th General Programme of Work which was approved simply by the 71st World Wellness Assembly in resolution WHA71. 1 on 25 May 2018.   In May 2018, WHO also released
the particular REPLACE action framework to serve as a roadmap for countries in order to implement the prompt, complete and sustained elimination associated with industrially produced trans fat from the food supply. In-may 2019, WHO released six REPLACE modules ( https://www.who.int/teams/nutrition-and-food-safety/replace-trans-fat ) with practical, step-by-step implementation guidance to support governments.

The fourth progress report describes the current global, regional and national situations and progress made over the particular past year in countries; and discusses challenges plus opportunities with regard to future actions. This year’s report shows that policies
limiting the use of industrial trans body fat have been implemented within 60 nations for almost 3. 4 billion people around the world, accounting regarding 43% of the world’s population . Of these, 43 countries have implemented
best-practice policies to eliminate commercial trans fat. Member States have made steady progress; however, with less than one year remaining until the target 12 months of 2023, many more member states still need to act.

The main  objectives of the event  are to:

  • highlight the progress made in the past year by countries in different Regions in tackling industrially created trans body fat; and
  • further motivate nations to accelerate actions within achieving the particular 2023 trans fat removal target.

The event language will certainly be English, with interpretation provided to the official THAT languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish).  



Dr Francesco Branca, Director, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, WHO ELSE

Opening remark

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHICH

High-level message

Dr Tom Frieden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Resolve to Safe Lives

Overview of the WHO ALSO initiatives and the global status

Doctor Rain Yamamoto, Scientist, Division of Nourishment and Meals Safety, WHOM

Panel discussion

  • A short presentation from each country rep about their nation status plus challenges they face
  • Solutions and support
  • Future actions/commitments
  • Brief remark
    • improvement in the implementations associated with the commitment

(facilitated simply by Dr Francesco Branca)

  1. Dr Mary Frieden
  2. Country representatives
    • Ms Gabriela Flores, Head of the particular Food Area of the National Program for Healthy Eating and Obesity Prevention, Ministry of Health, Argentina
    • Ms Eva O. Edwards, Director, National Agency intended for Food and Drug Administration plus Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria
    • Ms Fatma Ali Almamary, Dietitian, Department associated with Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Oman
  3. Industry representatives
    • Mr Rocco Renaldi, Secretary-General, IFBA
    • Mr David VandenEinde, Vice President R& D, Cargill Global Edible Oil Options

Q& A (plenary)



Dr Maria Neira, Assistant Director-General a. i., Division of UHC/Healthier Populations, WHO

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