World Health Day April 7
Led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), World Health Day is a health awareness day celebrated globally every April 7th. Every year since 1950, World Health Day has selected a specific, important topic in global health to highlight as the day’s issue. Events occur all over the world on April 7th in conjunction to the particular theme.
2015 World Day Theme
Safe Food: From Farm to Plate. Keep It Safe. This year’s theme is to make all people, including farmers, manufacturers, retailers, health practitioners and consumers, aware of the importance of food safety and understand their role in ensuring that all food is safe when it reaches one’s plate. What is food safety? It is the guarantee that food will not hurt or harm any consumer when it is prepared or ingested. Standards and practices in food safety should be practiced along the whole food chain from food production, transport, processing, distribution, retail sale, storage, handling, cooking, and serving. There are five keys to safer food: keep it clean, separate raw and cooked food, cook thoroughly, keep food and safe temperatures, and use safe raw ingredients. To watch the World Health Day 2015, Food Safety – the Global View video click here.
Resources are available for every step of the safe food process including production resources for in the field, packing and labeling resources for in the industry, commercialization resources for in the market, and consumer resources for at the table. Learn more about each of these stages, plus gain access to a Virtual Health Library and a Food Safety Education Manual by clicking here. To share an event you may be doing for World Health Day click here.