Food safety

The Five Keys to Safer Food training course

Experience in Senegal

Women community leaders in Senegal speaking for a documentary.
Women community leaders in Dakar, Senegal speaking for the WHO documentary.

WHO piloted a new training concept in Senegal to teach basic food safety principles to prevent foodborne diseases. The training blends teaching of the Five Keys to Safer Food message with a new scope to promote safe food handling practices from farm to table: The Five Keys to Growing Safer Fruits and Vegetables.

Forty women community leaders from across Senegal were trained in Dakar in September 2012. A video documentary was produced out of this experience to encourage countries to build on the example of Senegal.

Women are powerful agents of change to improve communities and health.

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO

Women everywhere have a vital role to play in preventing foodborne disease. WHO encourages all countries to empower women through food safety education to enable them to make an even bigger contribution to sustainable development.

The video in English and French are available here for streaming or download:

See the Bulletin article issued by the WHO Country Office in Senegal for the complete story.