The WHO regional Centre for Environmental Health Action (CEHA), held a regional meeting for food safety officers appointed by ministries of health and ministries of agriculture in Amman, Jordan on 5–7 April 2015. Dr. Dima Faour-Klingbeil was invited as a speaker and temporary advisor.
As part of the regional meeting, representatives from 19 countries along with international experts and several United Nations (UN) agencies took part in the regional celebration of the 2015 World Health Day on Food Safety on 7 April.
The objectives of the meeting were to:
• update participants on the state of food safety in the Region and Member States (status, gaps and challenges);
• present emerging food safety issues and priorities at the global level;
• identify areas to be strengthened and the way forward; and
• celebrate World Health Day 2015 on Food Safety in the Eastern Mediterranean Region under the motto “From farm to plate – make food safe”.
Dr. Dima’s presentation is found here.