WHO's New Estimates of Physical Inactivity in Adults Webinar

25/06/2024 11:58

Being active is good for health. In line with our commitment to promote physical activity globally, ICSSPE is pleased to share important upcoming events organized by the WHO Department of Health Promotion, Physical Activity unit. These events focus on the latest global estimates of physical inactivity and their implications for policy and practice.

Event 1: Launch of new global estimates of physical inactivity in adults

Date: 2 July 2024 Time: 14:00 – 15:30 CEST Location: Online event

Overview: Physical activity is essential for good health. The WHO Department of Health is promoting a global webinar to learn about the newly released global comparable estimates of physical inactivity. The webinar will present key results and discuss their implications for policy and practice. For the first time, these results also include a forecast of inactivity levels for 2030 to evaluate if the world is on track to achieve the global target of a 15% relative reduction in physical inactivity as outlined in the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (WHA71.6).


  • Availability: Results will be available from 26 June 2024 in The Lancet Global Health and will be supported by a WHO summary report.
  • Estimates Provided For: Global, 9 country groupings, 6 WHO regions, and by country, age, and sex.
  • Speakers and Panelists:
    • Moderators: Fiona Bull (Unit Head, Physical Activity, WHO) and Leanne Riley (Unit Head, NCD Surveillance, WHO)
    • Speakers: Tessa Strain and Gretchen Steven (lead authors)
    • Panelists: Rudiger Krech (Director, Department for Health Promotion, WHO), Jennifer Cooper (UN Women), Thiago Herick De Sa (Technical Officer, Healthy Aging, WHO), a representative from the NCD Alliance (to be confirmed), HE Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari (Ministry of Health, Qatar - to be confirmed), and Gauden Galea (Regional Strategic Advisor, European Office).
  • Registration here.
Event 2: Deep Dive into the Development of New WHO global comparable estimates of physical inactivity in adults

Date: 3 July 2024 Time: 15:00 – 16:15 CEST Location: Online event

Overview: Detailed review of the data sources and modeling methods used to develop the new global comparable prevalence estimates for adults on physical inactivity. This session will provide an in-depth understanding of the methodologies behind these important estimates and how they can inform future policy and practice.

  • Registration here.

These events offer a valuable opportunity to engage with global experts and policymakers to address the challenge of physical inactivity and work towards achieving the global targets set for 2030.

Join the conversation and be part of the global effort to promote physical activity and health.