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From farm to plate: Food safety is everyone’s business

June 7, 2019

The United Nations has declared 7 June the first World Food Safety Day to strengthen efforts to ensure what we eat is safe.

Food safety a threat to global health and economies

February 12, 2019

With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies all over the world.

Quality of food, not just quantity important for Africa

April 18, 2018

Unless the quality of food that Africans eat is addressed, the continent will not be able to address under-nutrition and obesity-related diseases or meet global nutrition goals.

Gates Foundation to invest R1.2b to close data gap

May 18, 2016
Health Funding   Women's Health  

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will invest about R1.2 billion in the next three years to enable countries to count women and girls, and generate crucial data on hundreds of thousands of women around the world.

Sustainable Development Goals: Utopian dream or plausible plan?

September 28, 2015
National Health Insurance (NHI)  

For the next 15 years, the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals will guide what donors fund and what countries push – and the world may just take a page from Africa’s playbook as it pursue universal health coverage.

Getting to zero preventable child deaths is possible

News child mortality data shows East and southern Africa are making the fastest progress on reducing child deaths – and this bodes well as the world ushers in new development goals, write UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and southern Africa Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala and Save the Children East Africa Director David Wright.

SA doctor charts new course for WHO in Africa

South African born Dr. Matshidiso Moeti yesterday became the World Health’s Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for Africa. As she takes the reigns of one of the WHO’s most important offices at a pivotal time, the doctor from KwaThema east of Johannesburg says she has never forgotten the lessons South Africa taught her.