Dr. Whiteford, IF president: “Folic Acid needs to be taken preconception, very hard to achieve with supplements"
Brussels 14 September 2015 // On the 9-11 September, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) together with the government of Tanzania held the #FutureFortified Global Summit on Food Fortification to raise awareness of and strengthen investment in food fortification.
After three days of intense and fruitful meetings, the Global Summit on Food Fortification set out to provide the basis to contribute and to introduce such an important issue into the Sustainable Development Goals and beyond.
Brussels 8 September 2015 // In its concluding observations on the European Union (EU), the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities demands the adoption of a comprehensive strategy to implement the Convention across Europe in line with the Committee’s recommendations and in close consultation with representative organisations of persons with disabilities, including children. In addition, the Committee insists that the EU take effective action to prohibit disability-based discrimination in access to healthcare for all adults and children with disabilities and review the impact of its healthcare to ensure that people with disabilities are able to access high-quality healthcare services in other EU Member States.
4 September 2015 // The Global Summit “Future Fortified” is part of the international efforts to work on food fortification - more than 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiency: by fortifying food with vitamins and minerals, people can get healthier, smarter and more productive.
From 9 to 11 September, experts, governments and beneficiaries will bring good practises and lessons learnt from successful programmes and studies on Food Fortification in Latin America, Uganda and Indonesia, with a detailed look into future projects across Africa.