Food safety

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Headquarters

Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses (FOS)
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 791 4807
E-mail: foodsafety@who.int

Regional Office for Africa


Dr Mohamed Sheriff
Technical Officer Food Safety
Regional Office for Africa (WHO-AFRO)
P.O.Box 06 Cité du Djoué
Brazzaville, Congo
Tel: + 47 24 139 943
E-mail: sheriffm@who.int

Regional office for the Americas

Food Safety

Dr Enrique Perez Gutierrez
Senior Advisor Foodborne Diseases and Zoonosis
Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis
Pan American Health Organization/Regional office for the Americas
525 23rd Street NW
Washington DC, 20037, USA
Tel: +1 202 9743879
E-mail: pereze@paho.org

Zoonoses

Dr Ottorino Cosivi
Coordinator, Veterinary Public Health
Director, Pan American Center for Foot and Mouth Disease (PANAFTOSA)
Pan American Health Organization/Regional office for the Americas
Av. Presidente Kennedy, 7778
Duque de Caxias CEP 25040-004
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel: +55 21 3661 9002
Fax +55 21 3661 9001
E-mail: cosivio@panaftosa.ops-oms.org

Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Food Safety

Dr Mohamed Elmi
Regional Adviser for Food and Chemical Safety
WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
811547 11181
P.O. Box 811547
Amman, Jordan
Tel: +962 6 5684651
Fax: +962 6 5667533
E-mail: elmim@emro.who.int

Foodborne Diseases Surveillance

Dr H. El Mahdi El Bushra
Regional Adviser for Emerging Diseases Communicable Disease Surveillance, Forecasting and Response
WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
P.O. Box 7608
Nasr City Cairo 11371, Egypt
Tel: +202 276 5291 or 670 2535
Fax: +202 276 5414
E-mail: elbushrah@emro.who.int

Zoonoses

Dr Riadh Ben-Ismaïl
Regional Adviser for Tropical Diseases and Zoonoses
WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
P.O. Box 7608
Nasr City Cairo 11371, Egypt
Tel: +202 276 5280
Fax: +202 276 5414
E-mail: ismailr@emro.who.int

Regional office for Europe

Food Safety

Dr Hilde Kruse
Programme Manager Food Safety
WHO Regional Office for Europe
UN City
Marmorvej 51
2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
Tel: +45 4533 6754
Fax: +45 4533 7001
E-mail: hik@euro.who.int

Regional Office for South East Asia

Food Safety and Zoonoses

Dr Gyanendra Gongal
WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Indraprastha Estate
New Delhi-110002, India
Tel: +91 11 2337 0804 (ext. 26647)
Fax: +91 11 2337 8412
E-mail: gongalg@searo.who.int

Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Food Safety

Peter Sousa Hoejskov
Technical Officer Food Safety
Division of Health Security and Emergencies
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
Manila 1000, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 528 9914
E-mail: hoejskovp@who.int

Zoonoses

Dr Bee Lee Ong
Regional Focal Point for Zoonoses
Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Response
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific