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Health & Consumer Voice - October - 2011 Edition

John Dalli in Washington

After the UN meeting on NCDs in New York, Commissioner Dalli travelled to Washington to hold a number of bilateral meetings with counterparts and other top-level officials. During his stay in the US capital, Commissioner met with, among others, Ambassador Ron Kirk (United States Trade Representative), Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (US Department of Health and Human Services) and Secretary Tom Vilsack (US Department of Agriculture).

Discussions focussed on common challenges, such as food safety, GMOs, eHealth and antimicrobial resistance, as well as dealing with obesity following the UN GA.