WHO clarification on industry funding

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WHO has officially come out to distance itself from PAHO’s acceptance of industry funds for NCDs which was highlighted by Reuters on 19th October

 There have been two statements by WHO setting  the record straight about its work with the food and beverage industry:
Click HERE for Statement by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, 19 November 2012
See WHO's  @WHO twitter account and this link
 https://www.facebook.com/WorldHealthOrganization/posts/481000155278706 Food
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the importance of working with the private sector. However since part of our work involves setting norms, standards and guidelines for public health, we have very strict guidelines for accepting money from the private sector.
WHO does not accept funds from the food and beverage industry for its noncommunicable diseases work.
It is unfortunate that the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO-WHO) has accepted money from the food and beverage industry.

PAHO - while it is a WHO regional office for the Americas – is, unlike the other regional offices, also the health agency of the Organization of American States. Therefore in some areas, PAHO has its own operating guidelines. Not all PAHO guidelines are aligned with WHO. One such area is collaboration with the private sector.