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WHO Released the World Health Statistics 2012

16 May 2012
World Health Organization’s (WHO) published the report World Health Statistics 2012 which includes data from 194 countries .
The document states that one in three adults worldwide has raised blood pressure and one in 10 suffers from diabetes. Also it highlight an increase in obesity (12 per cent of the world’s population are considered obese) and a rise in the numbers of deaths from heart and lung disease, diabetes and cancer.

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UN’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

On 10 January 2012, the five-agency programme adopt a new medium-term strategy for 2012-16 in regard to help developing countries meet international standards on food safety and animal and plant health.
The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) was set up by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO) and World Trade Organization (WTO), and is run by the five partners together with donor countries and representatives of developing countries.
Since it was set up in 2002, the STDF has supported 47 projects and 48 project-preparation grants benefiting 54 developing countries. The current voluntary donors countries are Canada, Denmark, EU, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, US.

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