IFH White Paper 2021
In light of recent events, IFH has prepared a white paper to explore what needs to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, the pandemic will refocus attention of politicians, healthcare professionals, academics and others on the vital role of public hygiene understanding and hygiene behaviour. The report centres around a risk management approach (Targeted Hygiene) that provides the means to develop strategy appropriate to the hygiene issues we currently face in our homes and everyday lives. It also puts out calls to action to the many stakeholder groups including scientists, healthcare professionals, environmentalists. It is only by working together that we will be able to achieve the health benefits hygiene in home and everyday life offers..
The role of hygiene in home and everyday life in tackling antibiotic resistance
Hygiene in our homes and everyday lives has a vital role in tackling antibiotic resistance (AMR). Good hygiene contributes in the fight against AMR in two ways, by preventing infection, thereby reducing the need for antibiotic prescribing and preventing person to person spread of infections which are antibiotic resistant.
SafeConsume is an EU project funded by Horizon2020. The overall objective is to reduce the health burden from foodborne illnesses.
SafeConsume is a 5 year project (2017-2022) involving 32 partners in 14 countries in Europe.
The key aim is to change consumers behaviour to reduce exposure to hazards and decrease risk, through developing effective and convenient tools and products, information strategies, education and inclusive food safety policy.