WHO Press Conference
2 December 2015 10:30 - 11:15Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases
At an embargoed media briefing on 2 December, WHO will release the most comprehensive report to date estimating the global burden of foodborne diseases. This helps address the lack of data on a leading cause of preventable illness and death worldwide.
Under embargo until Thursday 3 December 2015, at 3 p.m. Geneva time (CET) Dr Kazuaki Miyagishima, Director, Food Safety, WHODr Arie Hendrik Havelaar, Professor, Microbial Risk Assessment & Epidemiology of Foodborne Diseases, University of Florida and Chair of the WHO Foodborne Diseases Burden Epidemiology Reference GroupDr. Philippe Verger, Specialist in Food Chemical Risk Assessment, WHO