Workshop: Better Targeting Food Safety Investments in Low and Middle Income Countries

Recent work by the WHO shows the health burden of foodborne disease is comparable to that of malaria, HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis. This workshop will further expose and explore the massively underestimated burden of foodborne disease and its likely causes.

The workshop, Better Targeting Food Safety Investments in Low and Middle Income Countries, will be held by the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in Brussels, Belgium, on May 24, 2017.

The event will provide updates on recent evidence on the burden of foodborne disease in low and middle income countries (LMICs) as well as a review of food safety interventions and opportunities to discuss promising solutions. The event program will focus first on the vastly underestimated burden of foodborne disease in LMICs and its likely causes. The program will then take a closer look at successes in and unintended consequences of small-scale food safety interventions and explore options for developing widespread solutions for foodborne disease in LMICs.

The day-long workshop will include opening session remarks from John McDermott, Director, A4NH; Roberto Ridolfi, Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, DG DEVCO, European Commission; and Jeff Waage, Chair of LCIRAH and Professor, LSHTM. A program with details for the full day will be available soon.


For additional information, or for questions regarding participating in the event, please visit the event webpage or contact Jenna Ferguson, j.ferguson@cgiar.org.