Food Safety and Nutrition


The Food Safety and Nutrition Programme supports Member States to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate policies, strategies and programmes to address all food safety and nutrition problems, towards attaining the highest possible level of food safety and optimal nutrition.

Africa’s health depends on improved nutritionA profound shift from communicable to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is under way in many parts of the African Region. Globally, NCDs are estimated to kill 38 million people each year and they threaten progress towards the UN Millennium Development Goals and influence the post-2015 development agenda.

The four main types of NCDs are cardiovascular diseases (like heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes.

Fact sheets



 Manual for integrated foodborne disease surveillance in the WHO African Region [ Français ] [ Português ]Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a National Food Safety Policy and Strategic Plan
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