Sandra Gallina Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Kateryna Onul Amare Ayalew Anne Brisabois Naoko Yamamoto Osang Kwon Markus Lipp

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

Say hello to your Speakers for this Health talk.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director General, World Health Organization

Dr Naoko Yamamoto

Dr Naoko Yamamoto

Assistant Director-General, Division of UHC/Healthier Populations, World Health Organization - HEP

Ms Sandra Gallina

Ms Sandra Gallina

Director-General, Directorate-General Health and Food Safety (SANTE)

Mr Osang Kwon

Mr Osang Kwon

Director General of Food Safety Policy Bureau, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, The Republic of Korea

Dr Amare Ayalew

Dr Amare Ayalew

Manager of the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa, African Union Commission

Dr Anne Brisabois

Dr Anne Brisabois

Scientific Director for Food Safety, French Agency for Food, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, France

Dr Markus Lipp

Dr Markus Lipp

Senior Food Safety Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization

Ms Kateryna Onul

Ms Kateryna Onul

Policy Lead, IFC Food Safety Advisory Programme, World Bank Group

Topics Covered

Global food systems


Government action


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