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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

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 4th World Academic Conference on Environmental Health, 4 - 8 May 2021
Tartu, Estonia
goes ON-LINE


The IFEH 4th World Academic Conference on Environmental Health "THE REAL SITUATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS" is still taking place, but due to the development regarding COVID-19 the organizer, Tartu Health Care College, Estonia, has made the decision to hold the conference
ON-LINE


Closing date for Call for Abstracts: 10.02.2021

Look up further info

Conference website


28.01.2021




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




IFEH Magazine
Environment & Health International



The IFEH Magazine
Environment & Health International
December 2020 Edition is now available.

Look up the IFEH Magazine


17.01.2021




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



Earthquake in Croatia


Prof. Susana Paixão, IFEH President, has issued
a Message of Support to our Colleagues in Croatia
.

Look up the IFEH President's message


30.12.2020




IFEH Newsletter December 2020


The IFEH Newsletter December 2020 Edition
is now available.


Look up the IFEH Newsletter


22.12.2020




Statement by the IFEH President


The President of the IFEH Prof.
Susana Paixão
in the attached statement has provided some initial goals
and thoughts for her precidency 2020 - 2022.


Look up the Statement by the IFEH President


20.12.2020




Report from the Past President

The Past President of the IFEH Dr Selva Mudaly
has provided a report of his Presidency 2018 - 2020.


Look up the Past President's report


13.12.2020




New President of the IFEH

IFEH President Susana Paixao
Prof. Susana Paixão

The new IFEH President 2020 - 2022 is
Prof.
Susana Paixão, Portuguese Society of Environmental Health.

Look up the Biography of prof. Susana Paixão


18.11.2020




IFEH Social Media Platforms extended

The IFEH is now on-line with a new Twitter account which supplemtents our existing organizational Facebook and LinkedIn accounts - as well as our Special Interest Groups on LinkdIn.


31.10.2020




Updates from NEHA

COVID-19
NEHA has fielded a nationwide EH workforce needs assessment in response to COVID-19, from Juli - August 31, 2020.

The findings are unequivocal. EH practioners, many of whom are employed at small local agencies, are actively supporting COVID-19 response and recovery.

Look up the full report

The report is also available through the IFEH COVID-19 webpage
www.ifeh.org/covid19 in the Member Info Section.

Podcast on Asthma, Allergies, Chronic Disease and Climate Change
NEHA has contributed with insights to a podcast on this topic - produced by Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio.

The Podcast is available throug this link.


31.10.2020




IFEH World Academic Conference
on Environmental Health - 2021

The 4th IFEH World Academic Conference on Environmental Health is planned to take place 4 - 8 May 2021 in Tartu, Estonia, kindly hosted by Tartu Health Care College.
Conference website:
www.nooruse.ee/ifeh


Look up further information about the 2021 Conference


27.09.2020




2020 World Environmental Health Day Declaration

In communities across the globe, the environmental health family are fighting this global pandemic and supporting each other in their efforts.

On a World Environmental Health Day like no other the IFEH motto
"Caring for the environment in the interest of world health"
has never had greater resonance.


Look up the 2020 World Environmental Health Day Declaration


26.09.2020




World Environmental Health Day
26 September 2020

Many initiatives from all around the World are initiated in relation to WEHD 2020
Follow what has been brought to our attention through:
www.ifeh.org/wehd


This include several invitations for participation in webinars, Facebook presentations, publication of statements and reports etc.

Use the opportunity to get your initiative displayed as well.

21.09.2020



NEHA virtual EH workforce conference
webinar available

NEHA convened a 2-day virtual EH workforce conference a few weeks ago. The content is focused on food and water, re. the impact of COVID-19 and emerging issues and solutions. As might be expected, it is oriented toward North America, but valuable nonetheless. It is made possible to watch the recorded webinar etc. for free.
Registration to gain access is needed.

Further information through:
IFEH Members Platform on Environmental Health and COVID-19

04.09.2020



World Environmental Health Day
26 September 2020

Theme for the 2020
World Environmental Health Day:


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, A KEY PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTION
IN DISEASE PANDEMIC PREVENTION


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

Further information about the theme of 2020


24.07.2020




Corona Virus Disease Challenges in Africa: The Role of Environmental Healths

Report from IFEH Africa Regional Group

Look up the report by IFEH Africa Regional Group
or

Look it up on the IFEH dedicated COVID-19 webpage/ memberinfo


11.07.2020




COVID-19 Pandemic Report: Environmental Health Officers and Assistant Environmental Officers Malaysia

Report by Malaysian Association of Environmental Health - MAEH

Look up the report by MAEH, Malaysia
or

Look it up on the IFEH dedicated COVID-19 webpage/ memberinfo


11.07.2020




New updates on COVID-19 from IFEH member organisations

More reports from our IFEH member organisation on the COVID-19 pandemic have been received from: New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health (NZIEH) and Environmental Health Australia (EHA)

Look up the report by NZIEH, New Zealand
Look up the report by EHA. Australia
or

Look it up on the IFEH dedicated COVID-19 webpage/ memberinfo


29.06.2020




IFEH Comments to UNDRR R-STAG paper on Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Context of COVID-19.

The IFEH is a member of the UNDRR Science & Technology Partnership for DRR and in that capacity the IFEH were informed by UNDRR with an opportunity to comment on the paper on Science and Technology for DRR in the Context of COVID-19, (spanish version) which has been elaborated by the UNDRR, Regional Science and Technology Advisory Group, R-STAG in the Americas & Caribbean.
(
Link
)

The IFEH Americas Regional Group were asked to take the lead in preparing comments by the IFEH / IFEH Americas Regional Group. The comments have been submitted to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - UNDRR, Regional Office for the Americas & the Caribbean.

Look up the IFEH comments to the R-STAG ;paper on Science and Technology for DRR in the Context of COVID-19


14.06.2020




Eradication of Smallpox - lessons learned
re. COVID-19

Article
issued by Les Milne, FCIEH CEnvH
Read the article


26.05.2020




New dedicated IFEH webpage on COVID-19

The IFEH has launched a new dedicated webpage on COVID-19
It contains lots of useful links to authoritative information on COVID-19 and maybe most importantly it provides the posibility of sharing of information and resources between IFEH members and EHPs worldwide
The virus ;absolutely doesn't respect borders - so we need an international concerted effort to combat it.


www.ifeh.org/covid19


Look up the IFEH President Message
Link


17.04.2020




Open Letter to the Environmental Health Profession

Open letter re. COVID-19
issued by Dr David Dyjack, CEO NEHA
Link


17.04.2020




UNDRR initiatives on COVID-19
PREVENTION SAVES LIVES

UNDRR - UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISATSER DISK REDUCTION
has released the
UNDRR Initial COVID-19 Engagement Strategy

and
UNDRR COVID-19 Key Messages and Communication Campaign

IFEH is a partner with the UNDRR on Science and Technology
and in that capacity and by the wish of UNDRR this information is disseminated to
share within our network and partners.


07.04.2020




Recomendation from the WHO to improve hand hygiene practices re. COVID-19

Look up the recommendation from WHO as of 01.04.2020

Link to WHO recommendation

03.04.2020




CIEH COVID-19 Site

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - CIEH,
has launced a new COVID-19 resource page:


https://www.cieh.org/policy/coronavirus-covid-19/

As part of the this, the CIEH has published 2 guidelines which the CIEH has kindly offered could be shared with all IFEH member organisations and relevant EH professionals through the IFEH website, for which we are grateful.

The Guidelines are:

Food delivery and takeaway guidance – advice for businesses who want to move to takeaway.
Produced by CIEH with assistance by Wales Food Safety Expert Panel, and two freelance EHP consultants.

Safe shopping – guidance on shopping safely.
Produced jointly by Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), Environmental Health Association of Ireland (EHAI), and Irish Global Health Network (IGHN).


31.03.2020 / updated 07.04.2020




EH Professionals Involvement in COVID-19
Rapid Need Assessment

The National Environmental Health Association - NEHA, USA
has conducted a Rapid Needs Assessment (convenience sample) of the US Environmental Health workforce relative to COVID-19 - conducted on March 25, 2020. This is relevant because environmental health professionals in the US are the second largest part of the local public health workforce, behind nursing. Responses were received from approximately 1,175 local, territorial, state, tribal, federal and private sector respondents. The report was realased to day March 30, 2020.

NEHA has kindly offered that this information could be shared with all IFEH member organisations and relevant EH professionals through the IFEH website, for which we are grateful.

The survey undertaken by NEHA in the US provides very useful information - and at the same time it sets an example for how other IFEH member organisations could undertake similar assessment / survey on what are the needs in terms of COVID-19 as experienced by EH Professionals in their own country.

Look up the full NEHA Rapid Needs Assessment Report


30.03.2020




UNDRR webinar on COVID-19

Through the IFEH partnership on Science and Technology with the UNDRR - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - the IFEH were invited to participate in a UNDRR webinar 25 March 2020 on practical experiences from P.R. China and the Republic of Korea with COVID-19. Some 750 participators were attending the webinar. The webinar was organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s office in Incheon, Korea and the World Health Organization.

All given presentations can be found on the UNDRR PreventionWeb:
Link

An outline of the webinar regarding the Korean practical experience can be found on the UNDRR website:
Link


A couple of days later the Chinese experience was presented at another similar UNDRR webinar - and an outline of the Chinese experience can be found on the UNDRR website:
Link


30.03.2020




2019 NEHA Annual Report

The National Environmental Health Association - NEHA, USA
has released their 2019 Annual Report


Look up the 2019 NEHA Annual Report


22.03.2020




NEHA COVID-19 Site

The National Environmental Health Association NEHA, USA
has launced a new website on COVID-19


https://www.neha.org/covid-19


19.03.2020




CORONAVIRUS

LOOK UP THE IFEH UPDATE ON COVID-19
The Emerging Situation - What we currently know about COVID-19
What we need to know as individuals - The role of Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) - Useful and important links


Look up the IFEH Update

08.03.2020






Bush Fire Devastation in Australia

Dr Selva Mudaly , IFEH President has issued a Message of Support to Environmental Health Australia.

Look up the IFEH President's message

11.01.2020




Great EH initiatives led by
the Zambian Institute of Environmental Health - ZIEH

ZIEH,full member of the IFEH, has been running great EH initiatives which can lead by example for other IFEH member organisations to be inspired from. Besides running great propjects the ZIEH has done something out of the ordinary by giving EH awards to the Zambian National President on 19th December 2019 at State House in Lusaka, Zambia. At this event Dr S. Mudaly, President of IFEH and Mr. J. Chaka, Chair IFEH Africa Regional Group participated as invited guests.


Look up the full ZIEH Newsletter

06.01.2020



New Year message
from the President of the IFEH

Dr Selva Mudaly , IFEH President has issued a New Year message for all members of the International Federation of Environmental Heath.

Look up the IFEH President's message

01.01.2020




IFEH participation at the Global Climate & Health Summit, Madrid. Leading up to the COP 25

In November 2017, WHO Director-General, requested that a formal Working Group be established bringing together the WHO and representatives of leading health NGOs active in effort to stop climate change. IFEH was invited to be part of this group, representing the Environmental Health working force. At COP25, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) with the partnership of IFEH (among other NGOs), will convene a one-day summit on climate and health. The IFEH is represented by Prof. Susana Paixão, President Elect IFEH.

More information:
http://climateandhealthalliance.org/event/gchs-madrid-2019/
http://climateandhealthalliance.org/working-group/

https://unfccc.int/cop25

28.11.2019




IFEH World Congress on
Environmental Health 2020

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Malaysian Association of Environmental Health MAEH
are hosting the

16th IFEH World Congress on Environmental Health
10th - 13th August 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

For further information, call for abstracts and registration
visit the official Conference website:
https://wceh2020malaysia.com

Look up further information

30.06.2019



IFEH Academic World Conference on
Environmental Health

Kampala, Uganda

Further info about the Conference

The Conference in Kampala, April 2019, was a great success.
Look up the Statement on the 3rd IFEH World Academic Conference 2019 prepared by the host MUEHSA Uganda.

Article on the Kampala Conference

Statement on the Kampala Conference

Further information about the conference

26.04.2019 - updated 11.10.2019


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