High-level plenary session: WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety
A Health talk by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , Dr Naoko Yamamoto , Ms Sandra Gallina , Mr Osang Kwon , Dr Amare Ayalew , Dr Anne Brisabois , Dr Markus Lipp and Ms Kateryna Onul
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About this Health talk
Organized by: World Health Organization
On 27 May 2022, WHO Member States approved the new WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022-2030.
With a vision to ensure safe and healthy people for all, everywhere, this updated strategy aims to guide and support Member States in their efforts to prioritize, plan, implement, monitor and regularly evaluate actions towards reducing the burden of foodborne diseases by continuously strengthening food safety systems and promoting global cooperation
The WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety includes five interlinked and mutually supportive strategic priorities. And for the first time ever, WHO Member States are also committing to work and fund efforts towards achieving three global targets to reduce foodborne diarhrroea, improve surveillance and streghten collaboration.
This plenary will discuss the importance of having a global strategy to strengthen food safety systems and how countries are ready to reflect the strategy in their food safety work.
Moderated by Dr Francesco Branca
10:00 – 10:10. Introduction: Francesco Branca (WHO).
10:10 – 10:15. Opening remarks: Zsuzsanna Jakab (WHO).
10:15 – 10:50. The importance of the Global Strategy for Food Safety:
- Sandra Gallina (European Commission),
- Amare Ayalew (Africa, African Union. Commission Headquarters),
- Markus Lipp (FAO),
- Kateryna Onul (World Bank Group).
10:50 – 11:20. Panel:
- Anne Brisabois (France),
- Osang Kwon (The Republic of Korea),
- Penny K. Lukito (Indonesia).
11:20 – 11:25. Summary of discussions
11:25 – 11:30. Closing remarks. Naoko Yamamoto (WHO)
About The Speakers
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Dr Naoko Yamamoto
Assistant Director-General, Division of UHC/Healthier Populations, World Health Organization - HEP
Mr Osang Kwon
Director General of Food Safety Policy Bureau, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, The Republic of Korea
Dr Amare Ayalew
Manager of the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa, African Union Commission
Dr Anne Brisabois
Scientific Director for Food Safety, French Agency for Food, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, France