• Most important projects and stakeholders working in this area of public health, including intergovernmental organizations, national government bodies, and non-state actors.

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    Stakeholders & projects
    Organisations: 5
  • Information and evidence resources, issue briefs, case studies and evidence synthesis briefs that can inform policy-making.

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    Evidence and evidence-informed practice
    Databases: 3Overviews: 19
  • A collection of policies and analyses in this area of public health in the WHO European Region.

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    Policy & analysis
    Policy: 3
  • A reference list of tools and methods to aid in the design, implementation and monitoring of policies in this area of public health.

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    Tools & methods
    Monitoring: 12
  • Explore related indicators and visualizations, download data in Excel and CSV formats, analyze and share graphics.

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    Indicators & visualizations
    Indicators: 3Visualizations: 7

About the theme

Ingestion and handling of contaminated food causes significant illness and death worldwide. Across the WHO European Region, foodborne diseases are very common, even in the most developed countries, and represent a significant burden for public health. Outbreaks of foodborne disease are likely to also have economic implications, as they often involve commercially produced products.

Featured indicator

  • Number of cases of microbiological foodborne diseases (Map)
  • Microbiological foodborne diseases per 100 000 (Bar chart)
  • Microbiological foodborne diseases, number of outbreaks (Bar chart)