UN agency calls for intensive research to curb health care-related deaths

At a time when tens of millions of patients worldwide endure disabling injuries or die each year from unsafe medical practices, the United Nations health agency and its partners today called for increased research into patient safety, including the risks posed by care- and surgery-related infections, adverse drug effects and unsafe injections.

UN agencies urge vigilance on food safety

Pointing to weaknesses in food safety systems around the world, two United Nations agencies today urged all countries to be vigilant when dealing with traders and producers that affect the supply line.

UN agency says global food standards offer opportunities too for the developing world

A proliferation of standards and codes relating to the growing and supply of foods has generated increasing challenges for developing countries to penetrate markets in richer States but good agricultural practices can also help the developing world cope with globalization, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which wants to help create a “win-win” solution for all parties.