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World Health Day Places Focus On Food Safety, ‘From Farm To Plate’

News outlets report on World Health Day, recognized on April 7. The theme of this year’s day is “From farm to plate, make food safe.” Devex: When one country’s food safety problem becomes a global concern “…The U.N. health agency is scheduled to publish by the fourth quarter of this…

WHO Dedicates World Health Day To Issue Of Food Safety

World Health Organization: World Health Day 2015: From farm to plate, make food safe In a news release in advance of World Health Day, which takes place April 7th, the World Health Organization discusses new data on the global burden of foodborne diseases and calls for “coordinated, cross-border action across…

Obesity Poses Global Health Threat

Project Syndicate: The Global Obesity Threat Richard Dobbs, director of the McKinsey Global Institute, and Boyd Swinburn, professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at the University of Auckland and director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University in Melbourne “In 2010, humanity passed…

Achieving Zero Hunger Requires Renewed Focus On Malnourished In Middle Income Countries

Huffington Post: Where Do the World’s Hungriest People Live? Not Where You Think Shenngen Fan, economist and director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute “…It may be a surprise that the majority of the world’s hungry and malnourished live in large Middle Income Countries (MICs), some of which…

U.N. Agricultural Agency Announces Plan To End Sheep And Goat Plague

U.N. News Centre: Eliminating sheep and goat plague will boost livelihoods and nutrition, says U.N. official at conference “The United Nations agricultural agency…outline[d] a strategy in Côte d’Ivoire [Tuesday] for the total eradication of sheep and goat plague by 2030 at an international conference that began [Tuesday] in the country’s…

Addressing Hunger, Poverty Involves Improving WASH Through Local Government

Huffington Post: Looking Local: Addressing Hunger, Poverty and WASH John Coonrod, executive vice president of The Hunger Project As part of a blog series on WASH and MDGs, John Coonrod writes, “In a world that has made so much progress in achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), cutting…