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Videos: World Health Day 2015

From farm to plate, make food safe

World Health Day 2015: Food safety - the global view

31 March 2015 -- Everyone, everywhere needs safe food, free from microbes, viruses and chemicals. But globalization means the food you are eating today may have come from the other side of the world. This video tells how we all have a role to make food safe - from farm to plate.

Preventing foodborne diseases - Women in Senegal are getting involved

17 February 2014 -- Based on a training experience of 40 women community leaders in Senegal, the video explains the WHO training concept to teach basic food safety principles to prevent foodborne diseases from farm to table through the Five Keys to Safer Food and the Five Keys to Growing Safer Fruits and Vegetables. This video was produced to encourage countries to build on the example of Senegal and empower women through food safety education.

How safe is your food?

15 March 2015 -- What is in your meal? Where did the ingredients come from? Were they properly - and safely - handled from every stage, from farm to plate? WHO is advocating for action in these areas on this World Health Day as it calls on producers, policy-makers and the public to promote food safety.

Announcement of World Health Day 2015

12 March 2015 -- Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually. As our food supply becomes increasingly globalized new threats are constantly emerging. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhea to cancers. Be informed to ensure that the food on your plate is safe to eat. This is the message of this year’s World Health Day on 7 April.

Five keys to safer food

9 February 2015 -- This animated film was developed to explain the WHO Five Keys to Safer Food to general public from 9 to 99 years old, and encourage their practice at home. The Five Keys to Safer Food is a WHO global health message that everybody should know all over the world to prevent foodborne diseases and improve health.

Countdown to World Health Day 2015