Let’s Beat Obesity Together

Sometimes it feels like losing weight is an impossible challenge. The truth is that it’s harder alone. Together with peers and experts, you can get your weight under control to live a happier, healthier life.

Take The Test

How to Join

Step #1 

You’ll complete a FREE comprehensive personal health assessment based on your needs so that we know exactly what issues you have with your obesity treatment and what help you need.

Step #2

You’ll receive a personalized report based on your assessment results and a health plan for the next month.

Step #3

Have a free 30-minute video conference call with Dr Manuel Serrano-Gil to discuss your issues, your concerns and how Global Health Alliance can help you. You’ll also get access to a library of useful resources and materials at a private membership site, a dedicated Facebook group, and discounts for other online services online provided by our partners.

Step #4

Sign up for the self-paced online support group. Attendance in this group will be FREE if you commit to attend four consecutive online group meetings in a month (The initial charge of $27.00 will be refunded or donated if you attend all meetings.)

Recognized and Funded by:

Dr. Barometer Practice in Diabetic Retinopathy

 Bayer Pharmaceutical

Pan-American Health Organization

World Health Organization


  • 1. What is the difference between the Expert Patient Movement and other peer support groups such as Alcoholics anonymous or a therapy group?

    • Normally, peer support groups are lead by patients and therapy groups are lead by health professionals. With the Expert Patient Movement, groups are lead both by patient peers AND health professionals. This program is about SUPPORT. With support, you will get the motivation and the trust and self-steem to achieve your personal health goals.Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert_Patient_Programme


  • 2. How is this not-for-profit?

    • Yes. Although we need contributions and donations from our participants to make the project rolling. That is the reason why we ask for donations under a crowdfunding campaign. Ideally costs of the project should be covered by governments, companies etc

  • 3. What kind of diet do you recommend? Is this program a substitute for my personal follow-up with health professionals?

    • We dont recommend any specific diet or type of exercise. This program is not about health information or about WHAT to do. That needs to be specified by your doctor, nurse, etc. Nevertheless, we can recommend general counselling. All health information always needs to be confirmed and applied specifically to your case by your personal health professional. The program is not a substitute for, but a complement of your personal follow-up by your health professional.

  • 4. What is the role of the providers/leaders/facilitators of the meetings? Are they qualified? Are they all health professionals?

    • Providers/facilitators can be health professionals and/or patients or simply citizens willing to help others without a commercial purpose. When health professionals participate as facilitators, they do so not as health professionals as a personal health provider. They are not at meetings to answer health-related questions. 

  • 5. What is the group meeting methodology?

    • The Expert Patient Programme in Spain started based in the Chronic Disease Self Management Program from the University of Stanford. Patients can learn skills to manage groups, using motivational interviewing and other evidence-based techniques.We also recommend evidence-based medicine interventions delivered over the web by other institutions.

  • 6. What happens to the money I pay?

    • The majority of the money is refunded if you attend meetings because that is the purpse of the project. Any remaining funds are used to provide free health solutions for people who need them (e.g. pregnant women.)

Join Our Movement

Take the first step with the GHA health assessment.

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