‘We can’t modernize, regulate or train our way to food safety in Africa’—ILRI epidemiologist Silvia Alonso

‘With an estimated 600m cases each year, food-borne diseases are an under-appreciated public-health problem. Africa, which suffers 137,000 deaths and 91m cases annually, shoulders the highest burden per person. Today organisations including the World Health Organisation and the African Union hold the first International Food Safety Conference in Addis Ababa to help address problems with the handling, cooking and storing of food. To continue reading, click here.

ILRI |Africa |Feb-14-2019