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Workshop on “Engaging the Health and Nutrition Sectors in Aflatoxin Control in Africa”

PACA in collaboration with Amref Health Africa and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) organized a Workshop on “Engaging the Health and Nutrition Sectors in Aflatoxin Control in Africa”. This workshop took place on 23-24 March 2016 at the AUC Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and brought together experts, stakeholders and partners working on aflatoxins especially in the health and nutrition sectors across Africa and beyond. The meeting goal was to foster and reinforce multi-sectoral engagements for aflatoxin control against health and nutritional hazards in Africa. Meeting objectives included:

  • Updating participants on the burden and the current situation of health and nutritional effects due to aflatoxin exposures at global, regional and country levels
  • To inform participants of the distinct role of nutrition in health-based aflatoxin research
  • Catalogue the various interventions targeting human and animal health as well as nutrition initiatives and actors in countries
  • Create a platform (proposed as: Africa Aflatoxin Health and Nutrition Network) that would link actors across the three focal sectors (with special emphasis on health and nutrition) of the African economy impacted by aflatoxins to effectively crusade against this deadly fungal “poison”
  • Identifying gaps (especially as related to the nutrition sub-component) on current responses in line with the health component of the PACA strategy
  • Developing an operational plan to address the gaps and or implement the health and nutrition component of the PACA strategy

Read the press release here. The workshop report will be made available soon. The following workshop materials are available:

  • Two Page Description of the workshop on “Engaging the Health and Nutrition Sectors in Aflatoxin Control in Africa”
  • Program of the workshop on “Engaging the Health and Nutrition Sectors in Aflatoxin Control in Africa”
  • Concept Note for the workshop on “Engaging the Health and Nutrition Sectors in Aflatoxin Control in Africa”
  • Brief bios of speakers and presenters at the workshop on “Engaging the Health and Nutrition Sectors in Aflatoxin Control in Africa”

The following workshop presentations are available for download:

 

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