Food Security, Food Safety, and Sustainable Food Production
Food security, food safety, and sustainable food production play integral roles in the One Health approach, emphasizing the interconnections between human, animal, and environmental health. Addressing food security is essential in the context of One Health as it recognizes that access to safe and nutritious food is a fundamental human right and a prerequisite for overall well-being. By ensuring an adequate and reliable food supply, we can combat malnutrition and hunger, which not only directly impact human health but also have ripple effects on the health of animals and ecosystems. A secure food system that supports balanced diets contributes to stronger immune systems in both humans and animals, reducing the risk of disease transmission and enhancing community resilience against health threats. Through comprehensive food safety measures, such as proper handling, processing, and storage, we can minimize the risk of pathogens and toxins entering the food chain.
Committee A DIAS
Hello, my name is Jason Ho. I am in my final year of Global Health specializing in Policy, Management, and Systems and I am excited about graduating in June with my Honours Bachelor of Science. I am passionate about improving healthcare services and delivery by improving how facilities operate. My other interests are seeking to improve healthcare delivery through policy, financing, and funding mechanisms. I participated in our Inaugural World Health Assembly Simulation last year (2023), as the Delegate for Switzerland in Committee C-Universal Health Coverage: Reorienting health systems to primary health care. I am excited to be Chair this year and hope to share and be part of this unique experience with everyone.
Hello everyone, my name is Asiya Ahmed Abdullahi, and I am currently in my last year of study pursuing an HBSc in Global Health. I am particularly interested in the environment’s relation to health worldwide. Food and water are currently being affected in multiple different regions of the earth due to climate change, decreased biodiversity, and water shortages. I hope to work on finding a solution to these environmental related food insecurity through fieldwork and research. I have had the opportunity to learn from and work alongside a non-profit organization called Humanize the Hood. They provide food for homeless Torontonians throughout the year, and winter supplies to get them through Toronto’s harsh winters. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the 2024 WHA Sim as the vice chair of committee A, where we will be discussing Food Security, Food safety and Sustainable Food Production.
Hello everyone! My name is Marwa, and I am a Global Health undergraduate student at York University specializing in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. My primary areas of interest include advancing global health research methods, child malnutrition and maternal well-being initiatives. I am passionate about achieving health equity, accessible healthcare and improving global health governance. My present work experience lies within the Centre Francophone du Grand Toronto where I work first-hand to foster community involvement and proper nutrition initiatives with francophone youth. I am also the 2022 recipient of the Global Health Entrance Award scholarship. In my spare time, I dedicate my efforts to volunteer work, collaborating with Project START to increase STEM career accessibility for underrepresented youth in GTA schools. Additionally, I am actively engaged within my community by offering tutoring to children with learning disabilities. Currently, I am a Peer Mentor within the Global Health Student's Association where I strive to empower and guide my mentees, facilitating their academic and personal growth. I am excited to be Committee A's secretariat for this year's Global Health World Health Assembly Simulation at York University.