IFEH Magazine



IFEH
Disaster Risk Reduction Committee


IFEH is a member of the UNDRR - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - partnership on Science and Technology

All IFEH members are welcomed to participate.










Sponsor of the IFEH Hedgerow Bursary
Link



Sponsors of the IFEH
Roy Emerson Award

Link




Sponsor of the IFEH
Eric Foskett Award

Link



Photo courtesy: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

 

Statement to the 75th WHO World Health Assembly
WHA75

Through IFEH partnership with the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WHPHA) the IFEH by the IFEH president has contributed with important messages regarding EH in the statement brought forward by WHPHA supported by IFEH to the
WHO World Health Assembly (WHA75)
taking place in Geneva 22 - 28 May 2022

Look up the WHPHA statement supported by IFEH

Look up all Statements by non-State actors in official relations with WHO at the WHO governing bodies meetings
(WHA75 Constituency Statmements)

Look up further info about the WHO World Health Assembly
The theme of this year’s WHO Health Assembly is:
Health for peace, peace for health.


24.05.2022


 

IFEH Magazine
Environment & Health International



The IFEH Magazine
Environment & Health International
April 2022 Edition is now available.

Look up the IFEH Magazine

24.05.2022



 

16th IFEH World Congress on Environmental Health
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23 - 25 August 2022



The IFEH 16th World Congress on Environmental Health is now open for call for abstracts and registration for participation.
The 2022 IFEH World Congress is kindly hosted by the
Malaysian Association of Environmental Health - MAEH.

Look up the formal Congress website for further info

Look up the poster for the Congress

Look up further info on the IFEH website


28.04.2022



World Environmental Health Day 2022
26 September

Message from the IFEH President Prof. Susana Paixão
addressing World Environmental Health Day 2022
Link

Theme for the 2022
World Environmental Health Day:


Stengthening Enviromental Health Systems
for the implementation of the
Sustainable Development Goals

Follow WEHD 2022 activities and how to contribute:
www.ifeh.org/wehd

Further information about the theme of 2022


28.04.2022



9th International Conference WATER FOR ALL 2022
Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek
19-20 May 2022, Osijek, Croatia


The IFEH is an international partner to the Conference which is organized by Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek and the network of institutions.

The theme of World Water Day 2022 and 9th International Conference WATER FOR ALL is:
GROUNDWATER: Making the invisible visible!”.
.

Link: Look up the Conference website for further info

Link: Look up the poster for the Conference



17.04.2022



 

IFEH President Statement



06.03.2022



 

IFEH Magazine
Environment & Health International



The IFEH Magazine
Environment & Health International
December 2021 Edition is now available.

Look up the IFEH Magazine

30.12.2021



Update from IFEH participation at COP26
(as of 09.11.2021 and updated by 16.01.2022)

The World Health Organization (WHO), in close collaboration with the Research Subcommittee of the WHO-Civil Society Working Group to Advance Action on Climate and Health, which IFEH is part of, attempted to map out the trends and gaps in current research on climate and health over the past decade by implementing a comprehensive review of existing literature in this area. This exercise provided an overview of the current state of knowledge on climate and health, as well as geographic distribution of the studies, and outlined the new emerging fields of research.This report also presents recommendations for future research, with the aim of improving the evidence base for policies to protect health from climate change. It serves as an update of the WHO publication "Protecting health from climate change: global research priorities” released in 2009, and was launched today, November 9, at the WHO pavilion at COP26, where IFEH was represented by its President Professor Susana Paixão and Secretary Mr. Martin Fitzpatrick.
Download the report from the WHO website


Recordings from the WHO 2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change
(amended to the IFEH update by 16.01.2022)

WHO has informed the IFEH and others that joined for the WHO 2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change in connection with COP 26 that recordings of the 2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate change are now available from here:
Recordings from the 2021 Global Climate and Health Conference



09.11.2021 / updated 16.01.2022



Portrait of the Environmental Health Profession

(Now in Spanish as well as English version)

NEHA (National Environmental Health Association-US) has produced a short film movie which very briefly describes the manifold of responsibilities relying with the EH profession - and why EH professionals are important.

Look up movie (YouTube) (English version)

Look up movie (YouTube) (Spanish version)


01.11.2021 / 20.07.2021










World Environmental Health Day
26 September 2021

Theme for the 2021
World Environmental Health Day:


Prioritizing Environmental Health for healthier communities in global recovery

Look up further information on www.ifeh.org/wehd
or

Further information about the theme of 2021


26.05.2021




Re-visit the very succesful World Academic Conference on Environmental Health hosted by
Tartu Health Care College

Tartu Health Care College, Estonia, very succesfully and professionally conducted on-line the 4th World Academic Conference on EH 4 - 6 May 2021.

Did you miss the Conference? Or do you want to re-visit the whole or parts of the conference? Well, Tartu Health Care College has now made it possible for you to re-visit the Conference:
From this page you can find all relevant links

17.05.2021



CIEH Environmental health workforce survey report

CIEH - Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - has conducted a survey for England on the environmental health workforce. While in its nature focused on England, the methodology and their findings contain interesting aspects that could well have relevance beyond the border.

Look up the full report:
Environmental health workforce survey report: local authorities in England

Look up an overview of CIEH key findings and recommendations

Look up CIEH Press Release


03.05.2021




NEHA - National Environmental Health Association - US - has released their 2020 Annual Report

NEHA is sharing their annual report 2020 with all IFEH members
and all interested.

Look up the NEHA 2020 Annual Report


24.03.2021




Podcast on Environmental Health
Environmental Health: Challenges of the Profession
and COVID Response

This is the second and final episode in the two-part series on environmental health (broadcasted March 9 2021) as described in the IFEH news message 25.02.2021 (see below).

Select the link below to listen!
Link to the Podcast #2 of 2


10.03.2021




International Women’s Day 2021

IFEH President prof. Susana Paixão has sent a video message in connection with
International Women's Day 2021 March 8



Watch the video message from the IFEH President


08.03.2021




Press Release

Coalition of International NGOs including the IFEH
call for Equitable access for vaccines and treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

On February 11, 2021, the World Federation of Public Health Associations hosted a historic meeting to initiate a coalition amongst leaders from international NGOs who share a common interest in equitable access for vaccines and treatment during COVID-19.

All these organizations, including the IFEH, call on the World Health Assembly, the G20, every government, and all organizations that engage in public health, social policy, and advocacy to make the ethical choice now for the health and the economic well-being of all populations globally, especially the most vulnerable — leaving no one behind.

Select the link below to read the full statement
Press Release - full statement


04.03.2021




Podcast on Environmental Health
Environmental Health Global work force

30 minute interview with Dr David Dyjack and Jesse Bliss from the NEHA exploring the global environmental health work force-questions asked by Ellis Turner, Environmental Health Lecturer, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol UK)

Select the link below to listen!
Link to the Podcast


04.03.2021




Podcast on Environmental Health
Environmental health emergency preparedness and response

Representatives of NEHA are participating in two podcasts on environmental health. The first episode in this two-part series is titled: "Introduction to the Role of Environmental Health in Local Communities." Guests include Dr. David Dyjack, Executive Director at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA); Jesse Bliss - Director of Programs and Partnerships at NEHA; and Tim Hatch, Assistant Administrator at the Alabama Department of Public Health (East Central District). In this episode, they discuss what exactly the environmental health field contains, the many types of responsibilities of environmental health professionals, and the role environmental health professionals play during a disaster.

The second and final episode in this series will air Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - titled:
Environmental Health: Challenges of the Profession and COVID Response

Select the link below to listen!
Link to the Podcast #1 of 2


25.02.2021 / 10.03.2021




 

IFEH Statement
Statement on Universality of Vaccine Distribution

The President of the IFEH Prof. Susana Paixão has issued a statement on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.


Look up the IFEH Statement


20.01.2021




 

How can Environmental Health Practitioners contribute to ensure population safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In a great article published through Elsevier - Safety Science, Volume 136, April 2021, the role of Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) during pandemic is discussed.

The article is authored by researchers and EH professionals from several parts of the World - and many of those are well known in the IFEH community.

Look up the article (link to Elsevier ScienceDirect)


08.01.2021



 

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