In January 2018 WHO Executive Board will discuss a new WHO tool to support countries to engage with the corporate sector on nutrition programmes. A new casebook contributes to the global discussion on conflicts of interest. It documents 12 experiences of different types of public-private interactions to tackle diet-related diseases from around the world.
Written by a mix of policy actors, academics, and NGOs, the cases provide examples from diverse countries such as Fiji, Brazil, Mexico, England, Canada and Spain. They focus on the particular challenges of interactions with corporate actors which manufacture unhealthy and ultra-processed food and drinks, and identify key lessons for public health actors.
A blog to introduce the Casebook has been published on The Lancet Global Health blog: http://globalhealth.thelancet.com/2018/01/19/lessons-interactions-between-public-health-and-food-and-drinks-industry
The casebook is available from this link: Public health and the food and drinks industry: The governance and ethics of interaction
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