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World Health Day – 7 April

World Health Day falls on Tuesday 7 April and this years topic is Food Safety.

Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually – including many children. As our food supply becomes increasingly globalized, the need to strengthen food safety systems in and between all countries is becoming more and more evident.  That is why the WHO is promoting efforts to improve food safety, from farm to plate (and everywhere in between) on World Health Day.

World Health Day 2015 is an opportunity to alert people working in different government sectors, farmers, manufacturers, retailers, health practitioners – as well as consumers – about the importance of food safety, and the part each can play in ensuring that everyone can feel confident that the food on their plate is safe to eat.

To find out more visit www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2015/event/en/

 

World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.

For more information on the World Health Organisation visit www.who.int