Unsafe food and water is linked to the deaths of over 2 million people annually – including 700 000 children in WHO's South-East Asia Region.
Food safety is critical for public health as foodborne diseases affect people’s health and well-being and the need to strengthen food safety systems in and between all countries is becoming more and more evident. That is why the World Health Organization is promoting efforts to make food safe food, from farm to plate on World Health Day, 7 April 2015.
World Health Day 2015 message from South-East Asia Regional Director
Tips for safe food