WHO: Governments should make food safety a public priority

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By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 6 (PNA) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday urged different governments of countries in the Western Pacific Region to make food safety a public health priority.

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Vigilance against emerging and re-emerging diseases

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150406125037Dr.Li Ailan, World Health Organization (WHO) Director for Health Security and Emergencies, discusses about the importance of preparation and vigilance in facing different health emergency problems like emerging and re-emerging diseases as part of the April 7 observance of “World Health Day” on Monday (April 6, 2015) at the conference hall of the WHO regional office for Western Pacific along UN Avenue, Manila City. (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)LAM/jor

April 7 is World Health Day

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150406125639Peter Hoejskov, World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Officer for Food Safety, expounds on the role of WHO to facilitate global prevention, detection and response to public health treats from unsafe food, including on the three main food safety hazard such as chemical, biological and physical contaminates during the press conference as part of the April 7 observance of World Health Day at the WHO regional office for the Western Pacific along United Nations Avenue, Manila on Monday (April 6, 2015). Also in photo is Dr. Li Ailan, WHO Director for Health Securities and Emergencies. World Health Day is celebrated every April 7 to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. (PNA photo by Roland Nablo)LAM/ron

Ensuring food safety to save lives

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150406123807World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director Dr. Shin Young-soo cites the importance of food safety to save lives and improve global health as part of the April 7 observance of World Health Day at the WHO regional office for the Western Pacific along UN Avenue, Manila on Monday (April 6, 2015). WHO reported that diseases caused by unsafe food claimed an estimated two million lives globally each year. (PNA photo by Roland Nablo)LAm/ron