Water and food are essential for human health. Numerous microbial hazards such as current and emerging pathogens threaten the safety of water and food. Microbial hazards include current risks such as Campylobacter, Toxoplasma, Rotavirus, and emerging risks such as Ebola virus and antimicrobial resistance. Such risks should be identified. QMRA is one tool to assess risk to human health. Our WHOCC has ample experience in QMRA to aid WHO Headquarters, WHO Europe and JEMRA.
WHO Collaborating Centre for Risk assessment of pathogens in Food and Water is coordinated by Prof. Ana Maria de Roda Husman, RIVM Centre for Infectious Disease Control.