Health Days 2015
World Health Day
Introduction:
 
Unsafe food kills an estimated 2 million people annually, most of them are children. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances causes more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhea to cancers. Threats to food safety are constantly emerging. Changes in food production, distribution and consumption, as well as those linked to the environment and antimicrobial resistance all pose challenges to national food safety systems. Increased travel and trade movements increase the likelihood that contamination can spread internationally.
 
Internationally Approved Date: April 7th, 2015
Locally Approved Date: Jumada al-THany 18th, 1436H
 
The topic for World Health Day 2015:
As our food supply becomes increasingly globalized, the need to strengthen food safety systems in and among all countries is becoming more and more evident. That is why the World Health Organization (WHO) is promoting efforts to improve food safety on World Health Day, April 7th, 2015. 
 
Approved logo:
 WHD-Logo.jpg
Targeted group:
  • People working in different government sectors.
  • Farmers.
  • Manufacturers.
  • Retailers.
  • Health professionals.
  • Consumers.
  • Low-income people living in unhealthy environments.
 
Objectives and messages of the World Health Day 2015:
  • Enhancing food safety systems in and among all countries.
  • Improving food safety from farm to plate (and all stages in between).
  • Prevention, detection and response to food-borne disease outbreaks, in line with the Codex Alimentarius.
  • Alerting countries to food safety emergencies through an international information network.
 
Related links:
 
     WHO
 
 
 
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