June 15, 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark – WEMA Health — a new digital health start-up — launches in Denmark with a seed investment of 26 million DKK, incubated under Europe’s leading digital health company, Dawn Health.
Founded in March this year, WEMA Health aims to tackle the rising obesity pandemic with a science-backed medical weight loss program including extensive lifestyle coaching and state-of-the-art technology. WEMA Health is a virtual-first program, co-developed with the world’s leading obesity scientists, connecting members with medical doctors and lifestyle coaches. Modern and clinically documented GLP-1-based medications are prescribed in tandem with professional coaching, to empower members to make lasting lifestyle changes and achieve significant, sustained weight loss.
Co-Founder Anders Dyhr Toft explains: “Combining GLP-1-based medicines, coaching and best-in-class digital solutions, can be very powerful in healthcare. Modern weight loss medication is highly suitable for virtual prescription and lifestyle intervention, and at WEMA Health, we will strive to help our members achieve an unprecedented, sustained weight loss of up to 20%. WEMA Health’s global launch will be initiated in Denmark and UAE, then several European countries and US will follow”.
WEMA Health’s program focuses on all aspects of metabolic health and aims to achieve a ‘metabolic reset’, enabling users to live a healthier life. Prof. Filip K. Knop, MD PhD, a worldwide leading expert on obesity and Academic Supervisor of WEMA Health, adds: “Our scientific understanding shows that obesity in the vast majority of cases is a chronic condition that requires medical treatment. Combining this treatment with fundamental lifestyle changes is what creates wholesome, sustainable, and meaningful solutions for patients”.
WEMA is welcoming members into the program for a discounted rate until Q3 2022. More information is available on www.joinwema.com.
About WEMA Health
WEMA Health is a virtual-first, medicated, end-to-end obesity program that helps its members lose up to 20% of their body weight by deploying in-house medical doctors, personalized cognitive behavioral coaching, GLP-1 medication for all, and a state-of-the-art app with diet/exercise/psycho-social support. We incubate WEMA Health within Dawn Health — Europe’s largest manufacturer of Digital Health interventions.
About Dawn Health
Dawn Health is a world-class digital health agency, and catalyst for spearheading innovation in the healthcare industry, hailing from Denmark and the UAE. The company specializes in development of software as medical device (SaMD) and digital therapeutics (DTx). Dawn Health employs 110 people across Denmark and the UAE. The company's mission is to bring research, care, and technology together with the aim of helping 1 million people live longer and better lives by 2030. https://dawnhealth.com/
Anders Dyhr Toft, MD PhD eMBA,
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