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Some of the activities and events that take place in connection with the 2020 World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2020
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Information about 2020 World Environmental Health Day

Further background information

Look up some of the activities and events that took place in connection with the 2019
World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2018

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Look up some of the activities and events that took place in connection with the 2018
World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2018

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Look up some of the activities and events that took place in connection with the 2017
World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2017

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Look up some of the activities and events that took place in connection with the 2016
World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2016

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Look up some of the activities and events that took place in connection with the 2015
World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2015

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Look up some of the activities and events that took place in connection with the 2014 World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2014

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Look up some of the activities and events that took place in connection with the 2013 World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2013

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Look up some of the activities and events that took place in connection with the 2012 World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2012

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Look up the event that took place in connection with the launch of World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2011.
Also you will here find the backgound documents.

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Open large pictureWorld Environmental Health Day
26 September 2020


26 September has by the
International Federation of Environmental Health been declared:


World Environmental Health Day

to be celebrated each year

 


Theme for the 2020
World Environmental Health Day:


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

Key to the implementation of disease preventive measures is the Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP). EHPs are playing a vital role since the initial response to the outbreak of diseases pandemics all over the world. EHPs play a role in disaster preparedness and response, investigate outbreaks of infectious diseases and prevent it from spreading any further.

Some examples of the most recent infectious diseases outbreaks, besides COVID-19, according to WHO, all over the world are: Ebola; Cholera; HINI flu pandemic; MERS; SARS; Meningitis.


The coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the disease named COVID-19, is an infectious disease that has affected 216 countries all over the world. On the 30th January 2020 the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Global Public Health Emergency. On the 11th March 2020, the WHO declared COVID-19 disease a global pandemic. The outbreak of this COVID-19 disease has caused serious devastation, loss of life and economic hardship in the lives of our people all over the world. This disease has changed our habits and the way we live. It has also tested the health systems in many countries and has impacted on the livelihoods of many people and destroyed many world economies.

Therefore, it is important that our highly skilled EHPs must face up to the challenges that this COVID-19 disease pandemic is posing and do everything possible to protect our communities.

We encourage all member organisations and regional groups, academic associates and national governments to set up initiatives and events to celebrate World Environmental Health Day.

Further information about the theme of 2020

How to get involved

Many activities are taking place around the Globe in connection to this big event. The IFEH wants as many as possible of the events in this connection to be known. And let us be clear - it doesn't cost any thing to get your event displayed on this site.

Just send information about your initiative to Hon IFEH Webmaster Henning Hansen
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2019

Theme for the 2019
World Environmental Health Day:


Climate change challenges,
time for global Environmental Health to act in uniso
n

Climate change impacts on vulnerable communities and a call for Environmental Health Practitioners to play a pivotal role in adaptation strategies and measures to protect communities against the challenges of climate variability at a grassroots level.

Further information about the theme of 2019

Message from the IFEH Presidency:

Thanks to all our Members and Students as well as other organisations around the Globe for your significant levels of input into activities focusing on the promotion and implementation of Environmental Health in connection with World Environmental Health Day - 26 September 2018.

Dr. Selva Mudaly and Prof. Susana Paixão
President and President Elect IFEH



2019

Uganda


Environmental Health Workers Association of Uganda EHWAU

Makerere University Environmental Health Students’ Association
MUEHSA



UGANDA COMMEMORATES THE WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY 2019

Look up the Uganda WEHD 2019 brief

The Environmental Health Workers’ Association (EHWAU) of Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Environmental Health Day (WEHD) 2019 under the theme, “Climate change challenge, time for Global Environmental Health to act in unison”. The association hosted an annual professionals’ dinner at Rider Hotel, Mukono in commemoration of this day. The President of the association Mr. Emmery Mbaha acknowledged that the theme of the day was significant and that environmental health practitioners play a key role in tackling climate change. The guest of honour was Dr. David Musoke, the Secretary for IFEH Africa group.

Makerere University Environmental Health Students’ Association (MUEHSA) as a students’ body joined the rest of the world in commemorating this day with a focus on Environmental Protection.

On Thursday 26th September, 2019, MUEHSA members commemorated this day through an outreach to St. Martin Primary School, Mulago among pupils and staff. Several activities were carried out which included sensitization, tree planting and a clean-up exercise in the school. The outreach was aimed at promoting environmental protection through tree planting, general cleaning, creating awareness among pupils and staff, and making pupils ambassadors for climate change.

Look up the Uganda WEHD 2019 brief


2019
Argentina
SIBSA Argentina
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Salud Ambiental
Buenos Aires, Argentina

website:
https://www.sibsa.org

WEHD 2019 - Sociedad Iberoamericana de Salud Ambiental, Buenos Aires, Argentina

SIBSA Argentina celebrated Environmental Health Day with several initiatives. Most of the health promotion and education activities regarding the approach of environmental health determinants were held in the Matanza Riachuelo River Basin territory, in collaboration with the government authority responsible of carrying out the improvements and managing the river basin.

Look up further photos and description of the events

SIBSA Argentina, Sociedad Iberoamericana de Salud Ambiental is an Environmental Health Scientific Society founded in 2017 with headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Website: https://www.sibsa.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SIBSA-Sociedad-Iberoamericana-de-Salud-Ambiental

Secretary
Lic. María Georgina Martino


2019
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Environmental Health Practitioners
Association
ZEHPA



Zimbabwe Environmental Health Practitioners Association (ZEHPA) had a very successful World Environmental Health Day Celebration event at National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo.

The event was also honoring the memory of our fellow Zimbabweans and those who had their properties damaged and some still missing until today as a result of the Tropical Cyclone Idai (March 2019) which affected the Manicaland Province. The Tropical Cyclone Idai is one of the most recent sad examples of the negative impacts of Climate Change and looking at this year's WEHD theme, ZEHPA had gathered all relevant Environmental Health stakeholders to act in unison towards mitigating the effects of climate change.

The Guest of Honour was Mr Victor Nyamandi the Director Environmental Health Services from Ministry of Health and Child Care and the key note speech was prepared by the IFEH President Dr Selva Mudaly.

Various Government, NGO, Local Authorities, Academics and Stakeholders converged at NUST and celebrated the event with plenty of local print and mass media houses covering the event, it became part of the main news bulletin for the day across various radio and TV stations.

The ZEHPA President was interviewed live on ZTV 1pm news bulletins talking about Climate Change and WEHD

The Event concluded with the messaging and signing of a commitment banner by the delegates who left behind an exhibit banner that is going to be kept in NUST University archives. Delegates commited to start acting NOW towards mitigating climate change

Organisations that supported the event included:

  • Magna Youth Action Group who also designed and donated the main WEHD Banner
  • Green Cycle solutions who also assisted with financial support
  • Global Climate and Health Alliance who assisted from planning stage
  • African Coalition on Green Growth
  • Zimbabwe Climate Change Coalition
  • Environmental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe EPCOZ
  • Environmental Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe EHPCZ
  • Environmental Management Agency
  • National University of Science and Technology Environmental Society (NES)
  • African Youth Initiative on Climate Change AYICC
  • Lupane State University
  • Bulawayo Poly Technical College

Look up further photos from the event

Stephen Musarapasi
ZEHPA President

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2019
Portugal
Environmental Health Institute (ISAMB)
FACULTY OF MEDICINE OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF LISBON


website:
www.medicina.ulisboa.pt

Environmental Health Institute, Faculty of Medicine (ISAMB), University of Lisbon celebrated the World Environmental Health Day.

ISAMB wrote an opinion article that was published online by one of the most read journals in Portugal on the topic: "About the World Environmental Health Day". In the article it is discussed how man-made environment (urban, digital) and, in particular, the sociopolitical environment are key to maintaining the living conditions we all want for generations to come.: https://observador.pt/opiniao/a-proposito-do-dia-mundial-da-saude-ambiental/

Moreover, ISAMB shared with the scientific community and the general public the book chapter written by ISAMB that was recently published in the 2nd edition of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Health about a new proposal for the concept of Environmental Health: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124095489118159

ISAMB shared this information as well as other initiatives developed by ISAMB and coming initiatives during 2019 about the topic of Environmental Health through a special edition of their institute's newsletter: Link


2019
Philippines
DENR-CENRO Alfonso Lista
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
Republic of the Philippines

WEHD 2019 - DENR-CENRO Alfonso Lista, Philippines

The DENR-CENRO conducted activities such as IEC (information education campaign), orientation on environmental laws and clean up drive activities as a support in the celebration of the world environmental health day.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
The Department is the primary agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources, including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.


2019
USA
Environmental Health Sciences Program, Department of Health Education and Promotion, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Website:
https://hhp.ecu.edu/hep/environmental/
and https://hhp.ecu.edu/hep/ms-environmental/


The Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Program at East Carolina University (ECU) celebrated World Environmental Health Day for the 4th year on September 26, 2019, along with the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and the rest of the world.

Posters on various topics on environmental health (including climate change as this year’s WEHD theme), prepared both by faculty and students from the EHS Program and Department of Public Health, were displayed for the whole day at the first floor corridors of Carol Belk Building at ECU.

A poster containing selfie photos from ECU students was also displayed, which shows what environmental health means to them (“What is Environmental Health to You?”). Slideshows were also made available for viewing for the entire day at the Belk Building lobby monitor. This event aims to promote and increase the awareness on the field of environmental health among ECU students, faculty and staff.





Look up photos

Visit ECU EHS blog for more info and photos regarding our World Environmental Health Day 2019 celebration:

https://blog.ecu.edu/sites/ehsprogram/2019/09/26/world-environmental-health-day-2019-at-ecu/ and https://blog.ecu.edu/sites/ehsprogram/2019/09/26/selfie-poster-for-world-environmental-health-day-2019/


2019
Nigeria
Department of Environmental Health Science
Faculty of Basic Medical and Public Health
Lead City University,
Ibadan



WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY - LEAD CITY UNIVERSITY, IBADAN

International Federation of Environmental Health has declared every 26th of September World Environmental Health Day (WEHD). This year theme was ‘Climate change challenges, time for global Environmental Health to act in unison’ as a way of sensitising the world about the likely effects of climate change to human being and its environment.

The umbrellas students body of the department of Environmental Health Science called Environmental Health Students Association of Nigeria (EHSAN) of the Lead City University celebrated this year world environmental health day on 26th of September, 2019 in a grand style manner by roll out several awareness and sensitization programme on this year theme within and outside the university campus in Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria. It is pertinent to state here unequivocal that the entire programme was sponsored by the university management and EHSAN

Look up the full program for the WEHD 2019 celebration at Lead City University, Ibadan

Look up photos from the WEHD event


2019
Iran
Isar Hospital
Ardabil

Iran

website:
https://isarhospital.com

World Environmental Health Day - 26 September 2019
Isar Hospital, Ardabil, Iran



On the occasion of World Environment Day 2019, Ardabil environmental health experts gathered at Isar Hospital in Ardabil. At first, Greta Tunberg's speech was broadcast at the United Nations. Mr. Salehiyan, Director of the Department of Environmental Health and occupational health in Ardebil, also lectured about the importance of Cooperation and coordination in climate change efforts.

Head of Isar Hospital, Dr. Lakuraje, commented on the success of Isar Hospital for implementing
ISO 14000 and receiving a Green Management Certificate. Dr. Lakuraje said that Isar Hospital in Ardabil is stepping up its implementation of ISO 50001 and obtaining a Green Hospital certificate. They also called for environmental health experts from Ardabil hospitals: Implement the Green Management Process To Deal With Climate Change With Isar Hospital (As a local pattern) Modeling.


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2019
Spain

Spanish Society of Environmental Health - SESA

website:
www.sanidadambiental.com

The Spanish Society of Environmental Health (SESA) has on the occasion of “World Day for Environmental Health” issued an Official Statement.

Look up the statement

Also attached are the Conclusions of the recent “XV Spanish and V Iberoamerican Congress of Environmental Health”, under the theme “Environmental Health - Climate Change”.

Look up the conclusions


2019
Nigeria
Environmental Safety Awareness &
Right to Healthy Living Initiative

ESSAARTHLI
Lagos, Nigeria




Environmental Health Officers celebrating world environmental health day with the theme climate change challenges time for global environmental health to act in unison.
With confidence missionary school ajah lagos Nigeria,
Staffeta and students had a good time. The event was organised by Environmental Safety Awareness & Right to Healthy Living Initiative (ESAARTHLI )


2019
USA
National Environmental Health Association
NEHA

website:
www.neha.org

Climate Change Challenges,
Time for Global Environmental Health to Act in Unison

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is honored to join the International Federation of Environmental Health in celebrating World Environmental Health Day (WEHD) September 26, 2019 to raise global awareness about today’s most pressing environmental health concerns. This year’s theme is Climate Change Challenges, Time for Global Environmental Health to Act in Unison.

  • NEHA’s 2019 World Environmental Health Day Declaration.

  • NEHA is proud to host the World Environmental Health Day Twitter Chat on Thursday, September 26 from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT. The theme of our Twitter chat is “Climate and Health.” This conversation will bring together partners and allies to discuss how climate impacts health, highlight the role of environmental health professionals in protecting communities, and building resilience. Please RSVP for the Twitter chat and follow the conversation using the hashtag #WEHDChat.

  • In addition to increasing awareness of the environmental health workforce as a powerful solution on climate change, NEHA is working to reduce our organizational environmental impact on World Environmental Health Day. As such, September 26 will be an organization-wide telework day. Instituting an organization-wide telework day is a great way to collectively participate by working from home and cutting back on our vehicle carbon emissions for the day. Our staff has been asked to commit to reducing or eliminating unnecessary driving trips that day.

  • Please visit NEHA World Environmental Health Day Webpage for more information and resources.


2019
South Africa

University of Cape Town

website:

www.publichealth.uct.ac.za

The Division of Environmental Health is focusing on the issues of ‘single-use’ plastic for World Environmental Health Day 2019.

Two Master of Public Health students, Maxine Brassell and Tatum Louw, from the Division have produced a short video on single-use plastic usage in South Africa. Several stakeholders were interviewed in order to highlight the current issues around single-use plastic in South Africa and what we can do to reduce the amount of plastic that is being used!

The video can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiO4CXZA9OM

In response to this video the Division has challenged the University of Cape Town community to use no
‘single-use’ plastic on the 26th of September 2019 as well as in future with the aim of making all campuses single-use plastic FREE!"

Look up the poster for this initiative


2019
Iran

Zahedan Bou Ali Hospital
Zahedan University of Medical Sciences
Islamic Republic of Iran


website:
https://zaums.ac.ir

Zahedan Bou Ali Hospital is operated by Zahedan University of Medical Sciences (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN). This hospital is a government institution.

Nurses and laboratory and radiology technicians at the hospital worked with the hospital's environmental health expert to celebrate World Environmental Health Day. To this end, they participated in a science competition organized by the Department of Health and listened to environmental health Practitioner discuss the topic of World Environmental Health Day among other hospital staff and their family and friends and ask them to meet environmental health goals.

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2019
Nigeria
Environmental Health Students' Association - EHSA
Faculty of Public Health
College of Medicine,
University of Ibadan
n

ACTIVITIES OF EHSA HELD IN COMMOMERATION OF THE 2019 IFEH WEHD

Environmental Health Students’ Association (EHSA) is students body operating in the department of Environmental Health Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. Our motto is “Promoting Public Health through Sound Environmental Practices”. Our vision to ignite a passion for protecting the natural environment and ultimately the health and wellbeing of man in our community.

In commemoration of the 2019 IFEH World Environmental Health Day with theme “Climate Change: Time for global Environmental Health to act in unison” EHSA organized a week long activity tagged “WEHD/EHSA Conference” from Tuesday 24th to Friday 25th September, 2019 in partnership and Collaboration with stakeholders and EHSA parent organizations including the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Environmental Health Scientists’ Association of Nigeria (EHSAN). Through these programs, environmental issues are personalized to enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents of change in support of sustainable and equitable development; everyone counts as stakeholders in this initiative. The EHSA Conference was also to mark EHSA 25th Anniversary.

Look up brief on outcomes / activities

Look up photos and posters


2019
Australia

Environmental Health Australia - EHA
website: www.eh.org.au

September 26 2019 is World Environmental Health Day. The theme for this year is 'Climate change challenges, time for global Environmental Health to act in unison'.

Proudly sponsored by the Griffith University, Climate Change Response Program and supported by the Menzies Health Institute Queensland and the Environmental Health Team at Griffith University. You are invited to join our special guest, Professor Anthony Capon, who will deliver the key address on ‘Planetary Health: Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch’.

Link to the event


2019
France

Société Francophone de Santé et Environment
website: https://www.sfse.org

The Francophone Environmental Health Society (SFSE) organizes for the WEHD September 26 a workshop on Health Impact Assessment with a specific focus on climate change : http://www.sfse.org/article/seminaire-eis-septembre-2019

This event will also take place within the Parisian week of Environmental Health (Semaine parisienne de la santé environnementale).


2019
Australia

City of Rockingham in WA, Australia
website: https://rockingham.wa.gov.au/

From the 23rd - 27th September, the City of Rockingham will be providing information for “climate change and its effect on environmental health" in support of World Environmental Health Day.

At the customer service desk, they will be giving away some mosquito repellent, recycle water bottles and other goodies.

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2019
IFEH


MESSAGE FROM IFEH

The South African Institute of Environmental Health - SAIEH on behalf of the IFEH has facilitated that fundings have been provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in South Africa in order to produce WEHD 2019 Campaign materials to be used by all IFEH member organisations.



One of the messages in the campaign material is: "Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) in your area can assist you to develop a project to reduce climate change. EHPs focus on water quality, food control, waste management, health and hygiene investigation of premises, investigation and prevention of communicable diseases, vector control and environmental pollution control. EHPs work in communities where they do environmental monitoring, disease investigation as well as community education campaigns."

In order to receive further detailed campaign files in high quality - and in order to use the material in your own national campaign, please contact our IFEH Webmaster: webmaster@ifeh.org

Look up parts of the campaign material


2019
Malaysia

Malaysian Association of Environmental Health
(MAEH)
website:
https://maeh4u.org.my

The WEHD 2019 celebration will take place at various locations in Malaysia.

WEHD 2019 - National Level Celebration in Malaysia

The National Level World Environmental Health Day 2019 will be celebrated in Kuching Sarawak. The theme for 2019 celebration is "Climate Change Challenges, Time For Global Environmental Health To Act In Unison”. The theme was chosen by the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and serves as a wakeup call for all the global citizen to act in unison to address the climate change. For this very reason also, it call for every walks of life to come together as one to shoulder the responsibilties to save the planet from the catastrophic consequences that the climate changes will have upon the mother earth.

This year, the Health Inspector Union of Sarawak Health Department (HIUS) has been entrusted to organise this very special international event at National Level with the support of Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), Malaysian Association of Environmental Health (MAEH), Malaysian Health Inspector Union of West Malaysia (KIKSM), Assistant Environmental Health Officer Union Sabah (KPPKP) and Enivornmental Health Officer Malaysia.

The WEHD, 2019 will be celebrated on the 25-26 September, 2019 at Penview Convention Centre (PCC) Jalan Demak in Kuching, Sarawak.

Look up the flyer for the celebration at national level in the city of Kuching, Sarawak


2019
Northern Ireland
Ulster University
Website: www.ulster.ac.uk


WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY
26th SEPTEMBER 2019

THEME: Climate change challenges, time for global Environmental Health to act in unison.

Climate change impacts on vulnerable communities and a call for Environmental Health Practitioners to play a pivotal role in adaptation strategies and measures to protect communities against the challenges of climate variability at a grassroots level.

As we start a new academic year – lets all agree to act against climate change and undertake to do something this year. If we all did even something small it will add up to something bigger.

“Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.” Barbara Mikulski
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Mahatma Gandhi.

Some ideas:

  • Go meat free for one day a week – meat free Monday. https://www.meatfreemondays.com/ - doesn’t have to be a Monday – it could be any day.
  • Use a refillable water bottle or bring a reusable cup to UUJ/work.
  • Make at least one of your journeys each week by public transport instead of by car.
  • Walk or cycle short journeys instead of taking a car.
  • Buy Fair-trade or local produce.
  • Sign up for a community litter pick/beach clean.
  • Your own idea……

Don’t forget to share what you are doing (individually or as a group) and make that commitment on social media. #UU Environmental Health #WEHD



2019
Brazil

School of Public Health
University of São Paulo


Environmental Health Department of the School of Public Health of the University of São Paulo have organised a seminar to celebrate World Environmental Health Day on September 26 and 27, 2019.

Look up the program for the seminar


2019
England, Wales and N. Ireland

Chartered Institute of Enviromental Health
CIEH
website: www.cieh.org

CIEH is launching a new campaign aimed at raising the profile of the environmental health profession and inspiring the next generation of environmental health practitioners (EHPs). Entitled “What is Environmental Health?” the campaign’s launch on 26 September will coincide with World Environmental Health Day.

The work of EHPs to safeguard human health and wellbeing is often overlooked. By focusing on a diverse range of practitioners, this campaign will showcase the vital role that they play in protecting the public. It will shine a light on their many roles and responsibilities, from food safety through to housing and environmental protection, as well as their inspirations and passion.

The campaign will be promoted through social media to engage with the next generation of EHPs using video and other shareable content. Using the #IamEnvironmentalHealth hashtag, it will also encourage existing EHPs to share their positive experiences and express pride in their profession.

Visit www.cieh.org/IamEH from 26 September to find out more
.

Anne Godfrey
Chief Executive

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2019
Australia

Environmental Health Australia - EHA
website: www.eh.org.au

Environmental Health Australia (EHA) are as part of their celebrations of World Environemental Health Day 2019, organising a competition for environmental health students. World Environmental Health Day (WEHD) is on 26th September 2019 with the theme this year being Climate change challenges, time for global Environmental Health to act in unison.

This year’s WEHD theme aims to draw attention to the affect’s climate change is having on vulnerable communities and how environmental health professionals play a vital role in protecting communities against the challenges of a variable climate.

To participate in this EHA lead competition, students will be required to create a 2-minute informational video, or an e-poster based on the topics below. Submissions will be due by the 13th September 2019 for judging and the winners will be announced on the 26th September via the EHA social media pages.

Further information about the competition run by EHA and how to participate can be found on the EHA website:
Link: https://www.eh.org.au/slider/slides/world-environmental-health-day-2019

.. and the winner was: Look up the winning submission


2019
Kenya

Sub County Public Health office of Mlolongo
Machakos County
Kenya

The Sub County Public Health office of Mlolongo in Machakos County of Kenya will host the first World Environment Health Day in Mlolongo town. The event will be commemorated through clean up activities in the town.

Mlolongo Sub County is one of the Sub Counties in Machakos which is urban and has been plagued with challenges of waste management. The clean up initiative targets the business community, schools, corporates and Public health officers. It is anticipated that the planned clean up will also create awareness on best practices of both solid and liquid waste management hence reducing pollution impacts.

The event will also draw participation of primary schools in essay competition.
Look up the essay competition folder


2019
South Africa

Impumelelo of the disabled rural community projects
KwaZulu-Natal



World Environmental Health Day and climate Change week celebration:
Cleaning of Umzinyathi River and banks of Inanda Dam on 15 October 2019

Invitation to support the drive of Making our Rivers and Dams safe and clean and promote sustainable greening on 15 October 2019 @ Umzinyathi River @ Seme Junction Ward 3 Ethekwini Municipality

Theme : Making Rivers flowing to dams and beyond to sea clean and safe : Supporting Sustainable Development goals and Source to Sea intervention

Impumelelo of the disabled rural community projects working with Thatha Nanku Uzukwa rural Women AgroEnviroH20 Leadership projects and Mzinyathi-Esikebheni youth shall embark upon cleaning of Umzinyathi river on 15 October 2019 . The river falls under Qadi Traditional Authority and Inanda Dam covers Qadi Traditional Authority, Emaphephethen Traditional Authority and Bhengu Traditional Authority

We note the impact of climate change and seek ways to make our rivers be a source of good life promoting greening, health and effective waste management by families and industries operating closer to rivers and dams. We shall be happy to get 500 Green good deeds t-shirts for youth volunteers and glooves for picking up of waste . We also look forward to establish Thumani- Mina youth Comprehensive Natural resource Management centres focusing on water resource quality management, landcare, wetlands care projects, reforestation , skills development in chemical waste and river health promotion.


2019
Nigeria

JABA LOCAL NYSC CDS GROUP

JABA LOCAL NYSC CDS GROUP CELEBRATION OF 2019 WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY

The Sustainable Development Goals Community Development Services (CDS) Group celebrated the 2019 World Environmental Health day.

The 2019 World Environmental Health day celebration by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Community Development Services (CDS) group of the National Youth Service Corps in Jaba Local Government, Kaduna State, Nigeria was a success. It was attended by Corp members, secondary school students and their teachers. At the end of the seminar on Climate change, its effects and how to reduce it, participants all made a commitment to:

1. Be a part of the solution and not the pollution;
2. Protect the environment's beauty.

I am convinced that everyone present at the seminar will be agent of change in their community and go on to sensitize others.

As a CDS group in the Nigerian government mandatory 1-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and being saddled with the responsibility of creating awareness and empowering various groups especially secondary schools students on how to achieve achieve those global goals, we have decided to commemorate this year's World Environmental Health day by organizing a seminar for secondary school students so that they can know what environmental health is about and be agents of change in their society. The proposed speaker is the head of the Local government Environmental Health Unit.


Omisore Babatunde Sunday
President, SDGs group,
NYSC, Jaba Local Government,
Kaduna State, Nigeria



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2018

The theme for the 2018 World Environmental Health Day was:

Global Food Safety and Sustainability

The 2018 WEHD theme of ‘Global Food Safety and Sustainability’ aimed to support the provision of more safe food, to make use of precious water and nutrient resources, and for communities to increasingly value sustainable food production.

Further information about the theme of 2018.

Message from the IFEH Presidency:

Thanks to all our Members and Students as well as other organisations around the Globe for your significant levels of input into activities focusing on the promotion and implementation of Environmental Health in connection with World Environmental Health Day - 26 September 2018.

Dr. Selva Mudaly and Prof. S
usana Paixão
President and President Elect IFEH


2018
South Africa

South African Institute of Environmental Health
Website: www.saieh.co.za


Whereas the International Federation of Environmental Health aims to provide a focal point for national organisations of professionals, whose concern is the care of the environment in the interest of public health, the IFEH at its annual meeting of the council of the Federation in Indonesia declared the 26th September as the foundational World Environmental Health Day.

Ever since this declaration, Environmental Health Practitioners and other public members around the world have been celebrating this day in different ways. In South Africa the South African Institute of Environmental Health is the affiliated body of professionals to the IFEH and has celebrated the World Environmental Health Day in different ways since 2011.

Many activities have been undertaken by Environmental Health Practitioners in South Africa in connection with the World Environmental Health Day.

Look up an overview of some of the South African initiatives in regard to WEHD 2018


Photo: Environmental Health Practitioners throughout Limpopo province embarked on joint operation conducting inspections in food premises during September month as a way of commemorating World Environmental Health Days!


2018
Botswana
Botswana Environmental Health Officers Association - BEHOA

Botswana Environmental Health Officers Association in conjunction with Jwaneng Town Council will be celebrating World Environmental Health Day on 26 September 2018 in Jwaneng town. The theme is global food safety and sustainability. The event will take form of a road show were public education stalls will be managed by environmental health officers on different aspects of environmental health to educate and disseminate information on services provided by environmental health departments throughout the country. Food safety stall will take a center stage and will dominate larger portion of the event so that the theme for this year is well-conceived and understood.

Various stakeholders, strategic partners, civic leaders, environmental health officers and members of the public will be participating in this year’s event. The event will provide a platform for members of the public to interact with environmental health officers on an informal basis to get feedback and exchange views, opinions and ideas to improve service delivery.

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Botswana Environmental health officers association celebrated the World Environmental Health day for the 8th year consecutively on 26 September 2018 in Jwaneng Town. The day was started with a 3km walk from Sanitation depot to an open space behind a private mal, aerobics to keep everyone dancing, an Environmental health choir as well as the local Dee jay, who was playing different music genre to entrain the crowd.

The official speech was delivered by Her Worship The Deputy Mayor, who is an Environmental Health Officer by training. Her speech centered around the global theme as pronounced by the President of International Federation of Environmental Health.

Botswana Environmental Health Officers Association in conjunction with Jwaneng Town Council celebrated the World Environmental Health Day celebration on 26 September 2018 in Jwaneng under the theme GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY.

The occasion was held as road show and open day at a public open space, the event was attended by over 300 people, which included the civic, community leaders, members of the public, Environmental Health Officers from local authorities as well as from central government ministries.

Her Worship the Deputy Mayor Honorable Olga Ditsie, who is also an Environmental Health Officer was a guest speaker and delivered a keynote address which was based on the on the theme and notice delivered by the President of the International Federation of Environmental Health. The President of Botswana Environmental Health Officers Association Mr Desmond Tshotlelo delivered the objectives of the World Environmental Health Day as well as the evolution of Environmental Health Day. Environmental health officers from various district councils managed stall on food safety, which was the main focus of the celebration. There were other public education stalls on different aspects of environmental health. The civic leaders, invited guests and the general public were taken on a guided tour to educate them on services provided by environmental health officers to brand, market and disseminate information of environmental health. The mood and excitement was high as there was exchange of information, views, opinions and appreciation of the work done by environmental health officers in Botswana.


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2018
South Africa

Ethekweni Municipality Environmental Health office (North 5), Phoenix,
Kwazulu Natal, Durban,
South Africa


On the 26th September 2018, the Ethekweni Municipality Environmental Health office (North 5) from Phoenix, Kwazulu Natal, Durban, South Africa celebrated World Environmental Health Day at Ebenezer Creche in Parkgate.

The theme of World Environmental Health Day 2018 was Global Food Safety and Sustainability.
Environmental Health Manager for the North 5 area,Mr Santosh Maharaj highlighted the purpose of the project.


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The project was aimed at:

  • Creating awareness on food safety, being mindful of water usage and how best to save water.
  • Promoting food production (namely food gardens) and ensuring a safe, clean and healthy environment for all including children who are the future generation.
  • Encouraging communities to increasingly value sustainable food production.

Project outcomes

  • A food garden was initiated in partnership with Ethekwini Municipality Parks Department, Agroecology and KZN Department of Agriculture.
  • The owner of the crèche and teachers were trained by Ethekwini Municipality Parks Department (Agro ecology) and KZN Department of Agriculture on how to grow and sustain a vegetable garden.
  • Ethekwini Municipality Parks Department ensured that the play area next to the crèche was cleaned and all the waste from this play lot was removed. The play equipment was also repaired.
  • Environmental Health created awareness in terms of Food Safety, Waste Management, saving water and cleaning up and greening the environment.
  • Ethekwini Municipality Social Services also educated the children on oral hygiene.
  • Fruit hampers were given to the children by Ethekwini Community Participation.

Social Initiatives:

  • Seedlings for the food garden were sponsored by Mrs Essop – SAMCAT Caterers.
  • The crèche was painted with paint sponsored by Homebase Builders Supplies.
  • 10 waterproof mattresses and 24 comforters was sponsored by Spar Express Crest Motors.
  • Meals were provided to the children for the day’s event by New Victory Foods.
  • The children were entertained (face painting;balloon sculpting)by Alpha Education centre(ECD).

The project was a great success!


2018
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Environmental Health Practitioners Association - ZEHPA
Website:
www.zehpa.co.zw

Zimbabwe Environmental Health Practitioners Association - ZEHPA celebrated the WEHD with an arrangement which took place Friday 28th September.

The venue this year was Bulawayo and the topics of the event were guided by this year's theme which centres on food safety. Invited stakeholders included food manufacturing factories, wholesalers and retailers, universities, colleges and various other government and non governmental organizations.

Zimbabwe is presently having sporadic Cholera and Typhoid epidemics around the country and hence ZEHPA had suspended all forms of public gatherings in a bid to prevent and control spread of such communicable diseases.

The WEHD was reduced from an intended full gathering to a clean up campaign in Bulawayo followed by a brief speech from the Zimbabwe Environmental Health Practitioners Association ZEHPA President Mr Patrick Mirirayi centred on Global Food Safety and Sustainability.

Environmental Health Officer, Technicians and students took part in the Bulawayo City Clean up campaigns remembering and celebrating 2018 WEHD.


ZEHPA President Mr Patrick Mirirayi delivering a WEHD Speech after the Bulawayo City Clean up campaign

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2018
USA

Environmental Health Sciences Program, Department of Health Education and Promotion,
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Website:
https://hhp.ecu.edu/hep/environmental and https://hhp.ecu.edu/hep/ms-environmental

The Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Program at East Carolina University (ECU) celebrated World Environmental Health Day for the 3rd year on September 26, 2018, along with the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and the rest of the world. Posters on various topics on environmental health, prepared both by faculty and students from the EHS program, were displayed for the whole day at the first floor corridors of Carol Belk Building at ECU. Selfie photos from ECU students were also electronically displayed, which shows what environmental health means to these students (“What is Environmental Health to You?”). Slideshows were also made available for viewing for the entire day at the Belk Building lobby monitor. This event aims to promote and increase the awareness on the field of environmental health among ECU students, faculty and staff.

Visit East Carolina University EHS blog for more info regarding our World Environmental Health Day 2018 celebration: http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/ehsprogram/2018/09/26/world-environmental-health-day-2018-at-ecu/

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2018
Ireland

The School of Food Science & Environmental Health in Dublin Institute of Technology

Website: http://www.dit.ie/grangegorman/

The School of Food Science & Environmental Health in Dublin Institute of Technology, celebrated World Environmental Health Day on September 26th. This years theme selected by the International Federation of Environmental Health is "Global Food Safety & Sustainability". The Environmental Health Degree Programme Team, led by Sara Boyd organised an afternoon seminar with excellent presentations from Professor Alan Reilly on "Global Health & Food Sustainability", and Karen McGrane-Capcarrere on "FoodCloud and Sustainability". The seminar had a full house with a 135 attendees including undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff and invited guests.

We also used the occasion to present Certificates in The Management of Food Safety awarded by the National Hygiene Partnership to 23 of our second year Environmental Health degree students. This is an additional qualification which has been embedded into stage 2 of our degree programme. This is the first cohort of student to achieve the NHP cert. We had a celebratory gathering to mark their success. The programme was delivered by Dr. Ciara Walsh, Lecturer in Environmental Health who is also a licenced trainer with the NHP. Well done to all - a great way to mark WEHD.


2018
South Africa

University of Cape Town
The Division of Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
South Africa

Website: www.publichealth.uct.ac.za/phfm_environmental-health

The Division of Environmental Health is focusing on the issues of food wastage and reducing use of ‘single-use’ plastic for World Environmental Health Day 2018.

A Master of Public Health student from the Division has produced a short video on students’ thoughts about food wastage in South Africa, as well as insights from an academic and restaurant owner.
The video can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHXfT9bCJjI or just click the picture below

The Division has also challenged the University of Cape Town community to use no ‘single-use’ plastic on the 26th of September 2018 to highlight the large amount plastic wastage the university generates.
Click the picture below to look up the full Poster


2018
Malaysia

Malaysian Association of Environmental Healt - MAEH
Organiser of WEHD activities in Malasia in general. This year the lead organiser is the Health Inspector Union of Peninsula Malaysia with the support of MAEH.

MAEH is the host for the 2020 IFEH World Congress on Environmental Health.

The celebration of WEHD 2018 was organised by the Health Inspector Union of Peninsula Malaysia and supported by MAEH.

A total of more than 500 EHO's and Assistant EHO's from the whole country attended this event at the Gambang Hill Resort City on the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. This event was officiated by the Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Among the activities conducted were:

  • Presentations related to the theme on Global Food Safety and Sustainability by local speakers and also from the Society of Env Health (SOCEH) Singapore
  • Poster presentation and
  • a competition for short video presentation on matters related to environmental health

During the event, the Chief Secretary also officially launched the website for the 16th IFEH World Congress 2020 which is: www.wceh2020malaysia.com


2018
Indonesia

Bakrie Amanah Foundation in partnership with PT Bakrie Swasakti Utama, PT Bakrie Pesona Rasuna, Bakrie University, Township Management, Elite Club, Plaza Festival and GOR Soemantri.


Bakrie Amarah Foundation in partnership with PT Bakrie Swasakti Utama, PT Bakrie Pesona Rasuna, Bakrie University, Township Management, Elite Club, Plaza Festival and GOR Soemantri celebrating WEHD 2018.


2018
United Kingdom

Highfield Group
website: www.highfield.co.uk




In support of the WEHD 2018 and this year's theme "Global Food Safety and Sustainability" Highfield Group the 26th September has launched this special website: www.highfieldqualifications.net/world-environmental-health-day

In this blog Highfield Group have offered their top 10 tips for ensuring safe food at home, as well as offering a choice of free poster download for those working in the food or hospitality industries.


2018
Australia

Environmental Health Australia - EHA
website: www.eh.org.au


Environmental Health Australia will celebrate World Environmental Health Day on 26th September 2018. The World Environmental Health Day Celebrations 2018 will be held under the theme “Global Food Safety and Sustainability".

As a part of the program, EHA has invited university students from EHA accredited universities to participate in a video and poster competition based on the theme. Information based on the following topics will be shared on EHA’s social media page :

Threats to food safety with production, distribution, consumption

  • Food handling – more items are pre-packaged allowing for greater chances of contamination between paddock and plate
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Emerging pathogens – climate change impacts on existing pathogens, evolving resistance of crops to herbicides, pesticides etc.
  • FBI through international travel and processing
  • Antibiotics in meat-intensive farming and animal – probiotic vs antibiotic in stock feed
  • Food wastage
  • Food Recycling
  • Climate change – changes to vegetation and soil profiles
  • Access to safe water for crop irrigation – wastewater, mining runoff water etc
  • Access to safe fertilizer – human excrement used at fertilizer, hazards with import products and possible use on farms in Australia
  • The emergence of farmers markets and organic markets that don’t have food production safety or quality steps – potential exposure to contaminants (Nipah, Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella)
  • Industry awareness of food wastage – how the industry can incorporate good practice to manage/ minimize food wastage
  • Challenges to food safety systems
  • Need for stronger legislation to support changes to how food is produced, retailed and consumed. Enforcement strategies need to evolve to accommodate market and consumer changes.


2018
India
Centre for Environmental Health, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

The Centre for Environmental Health, Tata Institute of Social Sciences will be celebrating the World Environmental Health Day on 26th September 2018 by organising a Panel Discussion on "Food Security and Food Safety in India: Challenges and Concerns".

Food safety and food security cannot be seen in isolation in the Indian context because of emerging health issues from agricultural practices. The panel will address issues of food security and food safety in India from different dimensions.

Look up the Poster


2018
Scotland

Fife Council, Scotland in partnership with
The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland - REHIS

website:
www.rehis.com
website: www.fifedirect.org.uk/foodwasteregs

Fife Council’s Environmental Health (Food & Workplace Safety) Team in partnership with The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) focused on reducing food waste for World Environmental Health Day 2018.

Following a visit to a local Primary School to talk about the importance of reducing food waste, pupils were invited to take part in a poster competition. The challenge was to produce a poster that would encourage people to reduce food waste.

Please see image of winning poster below, which Fife Council are planning to incorporate in to future correspondence with food businesses.


2018
India
Centre for Environmental Health
Public Health Foundation of India

website:
www.ceh.org.in/focus-areas/

The Centre for Environmental Health, India will be celebrating the World Environmental Health Day on 26th September 2018 by organising a film making competition for MPH students from Indian Institutes of Public Health based in New Delhi, Gandhinagar and Hyderabad.

Students will be capturing five minute films on the theme of ‘Global Food Safety and Sustainability’ to explore domains such as food supply chain, food waste/loss etc. to ensure sustainable food for all in the Indian context. Winning and participating entries will be featured online along with other communications efforts to mark the occasion.


2018
Uganda
Makerere University
Environmental Health Students’ Association

The Makerere University Environmental Health Students’ Association (MUEHSA), Uganda will be joined by Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) – Kawempe Division to mark World Environmental Health Day on 26th September, 2018 with other training institutions such as Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences (UIAHMS) in a clean-up exercise in Kalerwe market in Kampala.

MUEHSA already did a similar activity on 15th September 2018 in Mulago market also in Kampala. During the celebrations, there will also be TB screening by Integrated Community Health Organization (ICHO), a non-governmental organization affiliated to MUEHSA, of all food handlers as well as health education sessions on food hygiene and safety in the three markets of Wandegya, Kalerwe and Mulago.

The World Environmental Health Day Celebrations 2018 will be held under the theme “Global Food Safety and Sustainability” as MUEHSA prepares to host the 3rd International Federation of Environmental Health Academic Conference 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.

Look up the info letter from MUEHSA

Look up the MUEHSA Executive Summary of WEHD 2018


MUEHSA members after a clean-up exercise in Mulago market, Kampala
in preparation for World Environmental Health Day 2018


2018
USA
National Environmental Health Association - NEHA
website: www.neha.org

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is proud to join the International Federation of Environmental Health in celebrating World Environmental Health Day and in raising global awareness about food safety and sustainablitity.

NEHA has issued a World Environmental Health Day declaration in regard to WEHD 2018.

Look up the NEHA WEHD 2018 declaration


2018
USA Indiana
Indiana Environmental Health Association - IEHA
Website:
www.iehaind.org

Indiana Environmental Health Association - IEHA will celebrate the WEHD. The activity to honor the day will be during the IEHA Fall Annual Education Conference where conference attendees are asked to do a personal pledge in line with the "Global Food Safety and Sustainability" theme.


2018
Northern Ireland
Ulster University
Website:
www.ulster.ac.uk

World Environmental Health Day 26th September 2018.
Ulster University Environmental Health course – Highlighting Food Poverty in Northern Ireland

Ulster University are asking Environmental Health Students at Ulster to be more aware of Food Poverty in Northern Ireland and to help address the problem on World Environmental Health Day by donating non-perishable, nutritious and sustainable food that can be used in essential food parcels to be distributed by a local Trussell Trust food bank.

On World Environmental Health Day Wednesday 26th September 2018, Ulster University are asking every Environmental Health student at Ulster University to bring in one or more items for the Trussell Trust food bank


2018
Nigeria
Department of Environmental Health Science FUT Owerri Imo State Nigeria


The Department of Environmental Health Science proudly joined the world to celebrate the World Environmental Health Day and create awareness on Global Food Safety and Sustainability.

Environmental Health Science students of FUT Owerri celebrated the WEHD 2018 by attending a lecture on food wastage and its reduction using preservation techniques and other endless ways to conserve some of the Earth's most valuable resources.

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2018
South Africa
Keep South Africa Clean Foundation
Vosloorus, SA.

The Keep South Africa Clean Foundation are planning a clean up campaign at a local primary school.

The program will start at 10:00-14:00 pm. 26th September 2018 at Lehlasedi Primary School Sharpville, Vereeniging, SA. The aim is to raise awareness and educate about Environmental Health.

The Foundation is partnering with the local municipality and local businesses.





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2017

The theme for the 2017 World Environmental Health Day was:

Indoor & outdoor air quality

The choice of this theme is very relevant as on 6th March 2017 Margaret Chan, Director General WHO launched a worldwide campaign to tackle air pollution as the ‘major public health issue of our generation’. WHO states that poor quality air affects more than 80% of the world’s population.

Further information about the theme of 2017

Message from the IFEH Presidency:

Thanks to all our Members and Students as well as other organisations around the Globe for your significant levels of input into activities focusing on the promotion and implementation of Environmental Health in connection with World Environmental Health Day - 26 September 2017.

Peter Archer and Selva Mudaly
President and President Elect IFEH


2017
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Environmental Health Practitioner's Association (ZEHPA)

Zimbabwe Environmental Health Practitioners Association - ZEHPA are celebrating this year's WEHD in Kwekwe City on the given day, guided by the World theme.

Local Universities such as The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) alongside the Environmental Health Departments from the Ministry of Health and Local City Authorities and various other stakeholders are working together preparing for the big day of our own profession.


Look up the outcome document and many more pictures from this great event arranged by ZEHPA


2017
Uganda
The Environmental Health Workers Association of Uganda in conjunction with the Makerere University Environmental Health Students Association (MUEHSA)

The Environmental Health Workers Association of Uganda in conjunction with the Makerere University Environmental Health Students Association (MUEHSA) will join the rest of the world to commemorate the World Environmental Health Day.

We shall have a public procession in Kampala city, public lecture on the theme "Indoor and outdoor air quality", radio talk show on the theme, essay writing competitions among primary school children (this process is already on going). These activities will be attended by general public, policy makers, public health practitioners, researchers and students from various universities. The activities will be crowned with a professional dinner, where we shall host the Prime Minister of Uganda, the Minister of Health as well as other dignitaries.


Look up the poster for the event

Look up the report on the great events that took place in Uganda


2017
Ireland
Environmental Health Association of Ireland - EHAI

The EHAI are going to mark World Environmental Health Day 2017 on Tuesday 26 September and the theme “Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality”

EHAI is asking for all our members to mark the day by individually making their own small contribution to cleaner air. This may be walking, cycling or taking public transport to work, recycling at home and/or work, implementing energy efficiency measures in the home and/or work, composting, engaging in green outdoor activities etc. Please see links below for more ideas on how individuals can contribute positively to indoor and outdoor air quality.

We are asking all our members to get involved and post a comment, picture, video etc to the EHAI Facebook page on September 26th of their contribution to reducing Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution. There will be a competition for the best posts received and prizes to the winner and each of the two best runner-ups.
http://www.vcapcd.org/pubs/Factsheets/50WaysfactSheet.pdf
https://www3.epa.gov/region1/airquality/reducepollution.html
https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/tsb/ams/aqmdp/share.htm



2017
Scotland
The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland - REHIS

World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2017

REHIS will participate in the International Federation of Environmental Health’s World Environmental Health Day 2017 activities by arranging and co-funding, with the City of Edinburgh Council, the installation of an Electrical Vehicle Charging Point (ECP) outside a public library which is adjacent to an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) in Edinburgh.

The AQMA includes a street often referred to as one of the worst polluted streets in Scotland. The ECP will be REHIS and IFEH badged and the legacy created will demonstrate a commitment to improving external air quality.

Any surplus from the installation of the ECP will be used to co-fund a local air quality project with staff and students at two local primary schools.


Junior Road Safety Event and Air Quality

On 13 and 14 September the City of Edinburgh Council held workshops at the Junior Road Safety Event at The City Chambers, Edinburgh to show school kids how everyday activities contribute to air pollution. The event is organised by colleagues in Road Safety and Active Travel who work with Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) to help promote road safety and active travel amongst their peers. They do this through competitions, assemblies and events in school, and help them put together their travel plans to reduce cars on the school run, reduce congestion and promote walking, scooting and cycling. This annual event brings together Edinburgh primary school children who are JRSOs and provides them with ideas to promote road safety issues in their school and local community. Air pollution has been recently described by the World Health Organisation’s Director General as ’the major public health issue of our generation’. Because we can’t always see it, it is easy not to think about it. But transport is a major source of local air pollution here in Edinburgh, and reducing vehicle emissions or using our cars less for example by walking or cycling instead, is one way we can help improve air quality. The workshop activity used food colourings to represent pollutants in air. Adding drops of these to glasses of water (representing clean air) allowed the children to see how their individual activities including travel to school can pollute the air we breathe. The children compared their glasses and discussed ways they could reduce their own contributions. The feedback we got from the children who attended the event was really positive and we hope it helps to give them a better understanding of some of the air quality issues in the city.

The workshops were led by Edinburgh Environmental Health Officer, Emma Bennie.




Electric car charger funded in part by REHIS located outside a public library in Edinburgh.
Branded with IFEH and REHIS logos.


2017
South Africa
South Afirican Institue of Environmental Health - SAIEH

World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2017

SAIEH will participate in the International Federation of Environmental Health - World Environmental Health Day 2017 activities by a big event planned in Port Elizabeth in South Africa.

Many activites and great events took place in several cities across South Africa.

Look up the full report


2017
England, Wales, N. Ireland
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
CIEH

To mark World Environmental Health Day the CIEH is hosting an early evening seminar at the London headquarters.

The event will focus on the Government’s NO2 strategy for the UK and will present an opportunity for a frank conversation about its ability to deliver the sort of outcomes that we would all like to see for air quality in the UK. In addition to an invited audience, the event is also to be streamed to the internet with those online being able to fully engage with the discussions.
The URL for the web stream is:
https://www.event-webcast.com/12


2017
Australia
Environmental Health Australia
EHA

Environmental Health Australia are recognising World Environmental Health Day on 26 September 2017 and the of theme of Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality.

With Australia being a land of geographical and climatic extremes, Australian EHO’s challenges with indoor and outdoor air pollution are vast. EHA are honouring the theme by providing snapshot information to our members and the public on some of the common issues we face such as exposure to tobacco smoke and home heating emissions along with those that cannot be regulated such as bushfires and the South Eastern Australia phenomenon of Thunderstorm Asthma.

On the 26th of September, EHA are asking their members to engage on social media with how they are proactive in helping their communities to breathe better.

Information on indoor and outdoor air quality in Australia can be found at:
https://www.eh.org.au/resources/knowledge-centre/air-pollution
http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/air-quality


2017
Ireland
Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT

To mark World Environmental Health Day on 26th September the EH Programme Team organised a seminar on "Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality" - the theme for this year. The seminar took place 26th September at Dublin Institute of Technology.

DIT had invited all of their EH undergraduate and postgraduate students and faculty members to attend.

Look up the program poster

Look up the outcome report


2017
Spain
Spanish Society of Environmental Health - SESA

The Spanish Society of Environmental Health (SESA) has prepared a document (in Spanish) to commemorate the World Environmental Health Day 2017 on September 26, which can be visited at the following link of the Society's website in:

www.sanidadambiental.com/2017/09/19/dia-mundial-de-la-salud-ambiental-2017/


2017
England
East Herts Council

East Herts Council is urging drivers to help #KeepItClean and turn off their engines whilst stationary especially while waiting outside schools using the slogan:

Turn your key

Be idle free

In addition to a month long awareness campaign for National Clean Air Day in June, the council is also promoting the use of electric vehicles, supporting lift-sharing schemes and walk-to-school weeks.

The council is working with other organisations to improve transport options and encouraging more people to leave their cars at home.

On World Environmental Health Day the council is posting pledges on social media for improving air quality. Follow us on Twitter: @EastHerts and Facebook: East Herts Council.

Also check out their web-page at: www.eastherts.gov.uk/cleanairday


2017
Portugal
Coimbra Health School

The Environmental Health Department of Coimbra Health School/ESTeSC - IPC will celebrate World Environmental Health Day with a picnic in the green space outside the school, followed by a seminar on
"Medical Waste - Review of the Strategic Plan 2011-2016".

Activities are free subject to registration.

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/sa2015estesc/

Look up the program poster


2017
Portugal
Escola Superior De Technologia Da Saúde De Lisboa

Discovering Environmental Health in Europe with Erasmus+ is the challenge launched to students of Environmental Health of the Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa (ESTeSL-IPL), in celebration of this years World Environmental Health Day. On September 26, ESTeSL-IPL, in addition hosted an open seminar to approach the theme of this year ("indoor & outdoor air quality"), welcoming visitors who have already ventured across borders, discovering Environmental Health in Europe.

Link to the Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/134560327280895/?active_tab=discussion




2017
India
Gujarat Power Engineering & Research Institute (GPERI)
Website: https://www.gperi.ac.in


Gujarat Power Engineering & Research Institute (GPERI), India has celebrated World Environmental Health Day by spreading awareness about “Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality” amongst students and staff members. Poster Making Competition has been held for 1st year Mechanical Engineering students. The event was jointly organized by ECO Club and Civil Engineering Department, GPERI.

Look up the detailed Report of the Event






2017
USA
East Carolina University

Environmental Health Sciences Program, Department of Health Education and Promotion, College of Health and Human Performance

Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Website:
www.hhp.ecu.edu/hep/environmental/
and
www.hhp.ecu.edu/hep/ms-environmental/

The Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Program at East Carolina University (ECU) is celebrating World Environmental Health Day for the 2nd year on September 26, 2017, along with the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and the rest of the world.

Posters on various topics on environmental health, prepared both by faculty and students from the EHS program, were displayed for the whole day at the 1st floor corridors of Carol Belk Building. Slideshows were also made available for viewing for the entire day at the Belk Building lobby monitor. The highlight of this event was the panel discussion wherein ECU EHS alumni and an MS Environmental Health (MSEH) graduate student discussed about their history with the ECU BSEH/MSEH Programs, their career accomplishments or career goals, and how the ECU BSEH/MSEH Programs have helped or are helping them in their careers or career goals. This WEHD event aims to promote and increase the awareness on the field of environmental health among ECU students, faculty and staff.

Visit our EHS blog for more info regarding our World Environmental Health Day 2017 celebration: http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/ehsprogram/2017/09/26/world-environmental-health-day-2017-at-ecu/ and http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/ehsprogram/2017/09/25/selfie-poster-for-world-environmental-health-day-2017/

Contact
Jo Anne G. Balanay, PhD, CIH
Email: balanayj@ecu.edu


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2017
N. Ireland
Ulster University Environmental Health team in partnership with
CIEH Northern Ireland Region, the Marine Conservation Society and
Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council


To celebrate World Environmental Health Day, the Ulster University Environmental Health team in partnership with CIEH Northern Ireland Region, the Marine Conservation Society and Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, organised a litter pick and survey at Loughshore near the JN campus on Tuesday, 26th September 2017.

A significant quantity of rubbish was collected from the beach in the hope of saving some bird, sea mammals and other species, enhancing the local environmental and thereby contributing to the community’s wellbeing. The event was fun with different year groups from the UU BSc Hons Environmental Health programme working together alongside practitioners and the UU EH teaching team. This event contributed to the UU Five & Fifty Plan’s Civic Contribution priority: to improve the wellbeing of our society and the Global Vision priority: to form partnerships with institutions that share our values and civic focus.

For more information on Beachwatch see http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/ and below.

Beachwatch is the Marine Conservation Society’s national beach cleaning and litter surveying programme - helping people all around the UK to care for their coastline. Some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and litter in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in litter. It's also dangerous for people and damaging to our tourism and fishing industries. We all have a part to play in turning the tide on litter. Join an event or organise your own and be part of the most influential fight against marine litter in the UK!



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2016

The theme for the 2016 World Environmental Health Day was:

Tobacco Control… a response to the global tobacco pandemic

Smoking, and the use of tobacco, is the primary cause of PREVENTABLE illness and death. Six million people are killed globally by tobacco EVERY YEAR. Of this number 600,000 are killed by second-hand smoke. There is clear evidence to link tobacco to lung cancer but there is also evidence of an association with cancer of the kidney, cancer of the larynx and head and neck, breast cancer, bladder, oesophagus, pancreas and stomach cancer. About a half of all life-long smokers will die prematurely and on average cigarette smokers die 10 years younger than non-smokers.

Smoking is therefore a major Public Health and Environmental Health issue Worldwide and the IFEH Board would wish to encourage all Member Organisations to take part in this years’ World Environmental Health Day (WEHD) in September 2016.

Further information about the theme of 2016

Message from the IFEH Presidency:

Thanks to all our Members and Students as well as other organisations around the Globe for your significant levels of input into activities focusing on the promotion and implementation of Environmental Health in connection with World Environmental Health Day - 26 September 2016.

Peter Archer and Selva Mudaly
President and President Elect IFEH


2016
Scotland

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland

website: www.rehis.com

In support of the Federation’s World Environmental Health Day 2016 celebrations The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland launched a competition for Scottish primary schools and invited Primary 6 pupils at these schools to demonstrate what 10 years of a smoke-free Scotland means to them as 10 year olds.

The winning entry, a short video, was submitted by Blacklands Primary School, Kilwinning. A cheque for £1,000.00 will be presented to the school at morning assembly on 7 October by Professor Kofi Aidoo, Bernard Forteath and Colin Wallace. The runners-up, Viewlands Primary School, Perth submitted a poster and have received a cheque for £500.00.

Photo caption: Primary 6 pupils from Blacklands Primary School celebrate their success

Look up further information and video from this great event at:
http://www.rehis.com/story/2016/10/primary-school-filmmakers-highlight-second-hand-smoke-damage


2016
USA
National Environmental Health Association - NEHA
website: www.neha.org

NEHA is celebrating World Environmental Health Day on September 26, along with the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and many other organizations to shed light on the important work of environmental health around the world. This year's theme is tobacco control and NEHA is focusing specifically on the negative health effects of second and third hand smoke to individuals and societies.

NEHA invited to join to raise awareness of World EH Day and the environmental health implications of the growth, sale, and use of tobacco products.

Look up further information on their website
Download Partner tool kit for particiaption

Look up the NEHA Summary Report on the WEHD activities 2016


2016
India
St. Judes Alumni Education & Welfare Association, INDIA
website: www.stjudes.in



St. Judes Alumni Education & Welfare Association, not for profit organization based in India is creating awareness about ill effects of smoking along with students of St. Judes High School, Kalyan.in line with World Environmental Health Day 2016 (WEHD)
Look up photos from this initiative

Futher WEHD 2016 activities
Initiave by St.Judes Alumni Education & Welfare Association - 300 saplings planted along with students of St. Judes High School, Kalyan celebrating WEHD 2016 and creating awareness

Look up photos from this WEHD 2016 initiative


2016
Estonia
Tartu Health Care College
Website: www.nooruse.ee/eng/homepage/

In Estonia, Tartu Health Care College is organizing a free course “Honestly and Openly about Tobacco “ for school teachers on the World Environmental Health Day. Topics involve tobacco consumption in Estonia, e-cigarettes, second-hand smoke, and how to reduce tobacco use. Smoke-free class competition winners will share their experience.

Look up further information


2016
Zanzibar
Zanzibar Environmental Health Officer Association (ZHOA)

The Zanzibar Environmental Health Officer Association (ZHOA) will celebrate, the world environmental health day 26 September 2016 with a public lecture and debate that will educate and inform teenagers and Zanzibaris on the effects of smoking, usage of tobacco and tobacco products. Subsequently, the Zanzibar Public and Environmental Health Law of 2012 which prohibits smoking in public places and place strictly conditions for importation and selling of tobacco and tobacco products will be accentuated.

Contact
Salum M Abubakar Chairperson. Zanzibar Environmental Health Officer Association.
Email: sama_do@hotmail.com


2016
England, Wales and N. Ireland
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - CIEH
Website: www.cieh.org


WEHD is an annual event which is intended to highlight environmental health, promoting health and wellbeing across the world. This year’s theme is ‘tobacco control- a response to the global tobacco pandemic’ as smoking and tobacco use remains a major environmental and public health issue worldwide.

To contribute to this international theme CIEH set out to celebrate the achievement of smoke free environments and the contribution of environmental health professionals in reducing smoking prevalence over the last 30 years. In addition CIEH chose to focus attention on the need to develop policy initiatives to protect children and young people from smoking. This report summarises the activity that CIEH undertook as part of this campaign.

Look up the CIEH evaluation report on the 2015 WEHD campaign


2016
Zambia
Zambia Institute of Environmental Health - Livingstone District Chapter

Preparation for the World Environmental Health Day-26th September, 2016 Whose theme is “TOBACCO CONTROL….A RESPONSE TO THE GLOBAL TOBACCO PANDEMIC". As Environmental Health Officers from government and private institutions we have organised ourselves and agreed to take part in the commemoration of this year’s World Environmental Health day.

FOCUS WILL BE ON THE FOLLOWING ASPECTS OF TOBACCO CONTROL:
1.THE EFFECTS OF SECOND HAND SMOKE
2.SMOKING CESSATION ACTIVITIES
3.THE SALE OF TOBACCO IN PLAIN PACKAGING
4.THE ILLICIT TRADE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS
5.THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO MINORS

Look up further information about this initiative
Look up supporting presentation


2016
Philippines
Department of Health, Municipality of Rosario, La Union

In Celebration of the World Environmental heath day with a theme for the year 2016, Tobacco Control.. a response to the global tobacco pandemic. the Department of Health ispromoting health and saving the environment. The activitiesare geared towards the advocacy on Anti smoking. With this event, we will have a Tree planting activity and information education campaign about smoking in our Municipality.

Contact
Laurence Kristoffer Batino

Email: lkbatinomd@gmail.com


2016
Lesotho
Environmental Health Professionals in Lesotho

Environmental Health Professionals in Lesotho will be celebrating this day on the 26 Sep 2016, at National Health Training College, Maseru, Lesotho. Eight Primary Schools are invited to this big event..

Contact
Kotelo Gerard
Email: kotelotsepo@gmail.com




Photo from the event 26 Sep 2016

Look up photos: #1 #2 #3


2016
Nigeria
The Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria

In commoration of the World Environmental Health Day 26 September 2016, Mr. Isah Adamu, member of The Environmental Health Officers Association and representative to the IFEH Council has elaborated a commentary in realtion to the WEHD 2016.

Look up the commentary


2016
USA
East Carolina University
Environmental Health Sciences Program, Department of Health Education and Promotion, Greenville, North Carolina, USA


Website: www.ecu.edu/hhp/hlth/ehst/

The Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Program at East Carolina University (ECU) is celebrating World Environmental Health Day for the first time on September 26, 2016, along with the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and the rest of the world. Posters on various topics on environmental health, prepared both by faculty and students from the EHS and Public Health Studies (PHS) programs, were displayed for the whole day at the first floor corridors of Carol Belk Building at ECU. A poster containing selfie photos from ECU students was also displayed, which shows what environmental health means to these students. Slideshows were also made available for viewing for the entire day at the Belk Building lobby monitor. This event aims to promote and increase the awareness on the field of environmental health among ECU students, faculty and staff.

Visit our EHS blog for more info regarding our World Environmental Health Day celebration: http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/ehsprogram/2016/09/26/world-environmental-health-day-2016-at-ecu/ and http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/ehsprogram/2016/09/26/selfie-poster-for-world-environmental-health-day-2016/

Contact
Jo Anne G. Balanay, PhD, CIH
Email: balanayj@ecu.edu


Look up photos: #1 #2 #3 #4


2016
Nigeria
Department of Environmental Health Sciences Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan in collaboration with Nigeria Network for Awareness and Action for Environmental Health (NINAAFEH) and Zonta Club, Ibadana

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria in collaboration with Nigeria Network for Awareness and Action for Environmental Health (NINAAFEH) and Zonta club, Ibadan are joining others all over the world to support IFEH’s World Environmental Health Day 2016 celebrations by hosting a special symposium on the theme: Tobacco Control.

Look up the agenda


2016
Spain
Spanish Society of Environmental Health (SESA)

Website:
www.sanidadambiental.com

In connection with the World Environmental Health Day 2016 The Spanish Society of Environmental Health (SESA) has launched a statement. In the declaration, SESA inform about the legal framework, values and instruments of environmental health in our environment, as well as major SESA projects.
The paper concludes that there are many challenges regarding environmental health in Spain. Political efforts are needed in order to design and provide a budget for Environmental Health Plan, with leadership from the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity.

The declaration is in Spanish.


Look up the declaration


2016
Malaysia
Malaysian Association of Environmental Health - MAEH
Website: www.maeh.org.my

World Environmental Health Day bearing the theme, “Tobacco Control – A response to the Global Tobacco Pandemic” was officially declared and recognized by Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam, the Honorable Minister of Health, Malaysia as an International Day to be celebrated under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and listed under its Official Calendar of Events.

Read the full MAEH report of the 2016 World Environmental Health Day Observations in Malaysia


2016
Malaysia
University Putra, Malaysia

Bachelor Science of Environmental And Occupational Health students from University Putra Malaysia are supporting this WEHD2016 in Malaysia in order to protect the world from the air pollution by tobacco control.




Watch the Video from the Malaysia WEHD 2016 event

Look photos: #1 #2


2016
Malaysia
University Selangor
Faculty of Biomedical and Health Sciences


Department of Health Science from Universiti Selangor (UNISEL) has been creating awareness regarding the ban of smoking activity on campus in line with Environmental Health Day Theme “Tobacco Control…a response to the global tobacco pandemic”.



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2015

The theme for the 2015 World Environmental Health Day was:

Children are our future
let’s protect their Environment and Healths

Children’s Health & Safety and the Protection of their Environment is a highly important topic to all people in the World. The IFEH wants to highlight this and to focus on how to reduce exposure from the surrounding environment by announcing this theme for World Environmental Health Day 2015.

Children are one of the most vulnerable sections of our society. In comparison with adults they have less resistance to infection, poor diet & nutrition, chemical contaminants, air pollution from traffic as well as air pollution in general, and they are at higher risks in terms of injury from accidents at home and in regard to traffic accidents.

Further information about the theme of 2015

Message from the IFEH Presidency:

Thanks to all our Members and Students as well as other organisations around the Globe for your significant levels of input into activities focusing on the promotion and implementation of Environmental Health in connection with World Environmental Health Day - 26 September 2015.

Henning I. Hansen and Peter Archer
President and President Elect IFEH


2015
Portugal
Coimbra Health School in co-operation with the IFEH

WEHD 2015 was celebrated as an integral part of the Global Environmental Health Faculty Forum / IFEH 1st World Academic Congress on EH.



Look up further information:

http://gehff2015.pt/



2015
Malaysia, Sarawak
Health Inspector Union Sarawak

WEHD 2015 was celebrated as an intergral part of the International Environmental Health Conference2015 in Kuching, hosted by HIUS.



Look up further information


2015
Slovenia
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Sanitary engineering.

Activities executed by students of University of Ljubljana, in the framework of World Environmental health day 2015.

A special project (Entitled: How much sugar did you eat today?) has been developed as a public health campaign. The project was started on the initiative of IFEH in context of World Environmental Health Day 2015. The main goal of the project was to raise awareness of the negative effects of excessive sugar consumption on our health among general public, especially young people. The outcomes of this project were presented during the special event at our faculty organized as an exhibition where sugar content in different food products was demonstrated in an extraordinary way (photos of the event available at: Link

The highlight was a premiere of short documentary movie entitled »Can sugar harm us?” In the movie opinions and recommendations how to reduce sugar intake were given by experts in the field of public health, food industry, people with diabetes and an athlete. Also practical alternatives how to prepare meals during the day with less sugar content are given.
Link to the YouTube documentary


2015
Nigeria
University of Ibadan
Department of Environmental Health Sciences

WEHD 2015 was celebrated with a special scientificPanel discussion.



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2014

The theme for the 2014 World Environmental Health Day was:

Addressing Environmental Health Inequalities

While environmental health may be concerned primarily with the impacts of environmental stressors on health, these in turn are heavily influenced by and frequently reflect economic and social factors. For example those with more economic power are able to purchase safe water, have easier access to more nutritional food or live in housing located well away from obvious emissions from industrial plants. Regardingclimate change - ongoing and worsening - the whole World is affected - and it will surely affect environmental health inequalities - if we do nothing.

The challenges in regard to environmental health inequalities differ very much comparing the countries around the Globe. But anyway you can find environmental health inequalities in all contrives - rich or poor. So much is still to be done.

Therefore the IFEH decided to address Environmental Health Inequalities as thetheme for the World Environmental Health Day 26 September 2014.

The IFEH Council has previously addressed this issue in its policy paper no. 10 Declaration on Health Equity.


Message from the IFEH Presidency:

Thanks to all our Members and Students as well as other organisations around the Globe for your significant levels of input into activities focusing on the promotion and implementation of Environmental Health in connection with World Environmental Health Day - 26 September 2014.

Henning I. Hansen and Peter Archer
President and President Elect IFEH


2014
South Africa

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

3rd Year Environmental Health - World Environmental Health Day Celebration – 2014
“ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INEQUALITIES”
Basic services challenges in our communities, creating opportunities for CPUT to support government initiatives


Granger Bay Campus of CPUT - 09 October 2014.

Look up the program

Look up the leaflet


Look up the video on YouTube


2014
Portugal

Department of Environmental Health, Coimbra Health School, Portugal

Associated Academic Member of IFEH

The Department of Environmental Health from Coimbra Health School will be celebrating World Environmental Health Day 2014 reflecting the theme of this year.

Look up this message on the YouTube.com
Title: And for you, what is Environmental Health?

Movie made by Coimbra Health School students of the degree in Environmental Health - BSc (Hons) in order to raise awareness of the most concerning issues in the area of Environmental Health, as well as enhance information about the concept of Environmental Health
.


2014
Portugal
Oporto University

In connection with an International Conference on EH Oporto Univeristy is celebratiing the WEHD 2014.

Look up the website


2014
South Africa

South African Institute of Environmental Health

SAIEH is hosting several high profiled events in celebration of the WEHD 2014.

Look up the program



2014
Maylasia
Malaysian Association of Environmental Health

MAEH is hosting several high profiled events in celebration of WEHD 2014.
Day 1 (26 Sept 2014) :
- Colouring competition for school children (basing on the WEHD Theme)- Outreach activties such as promoting Environmental Health activites to the public living around the locality of the WEHD celebration venue to be carried out by university and college students together with some of the serving EHO's
Day 2 (27 Sept 2014)
- Environmental Health Seminar to begin in the morning but will be officiated by the Honourable Minister of Health in the afternnoon
- Exhibition on Env. Health


Look up the program and outline of the event


2014
Saudi Arabia
Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

InSaudiAaribiaWorld Environmental Health Day hasbeen celebrated with good participation from the school students and the public.


2014
USA
WasteWater Education.org

The organisation WasteWater Education hosted an event in relation to World Environmental Health Day 2014. The seminars were recorded and are available at the following YouTube Link http://www.youtube.com/user/WasteWaterEducation


2014
Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors


CIPHI is hosting ahigh profiled event in celebration of the WEHD 2014.

Look up the program (English)
Look up the program (French)


2014
India

St.Judes Alumni Education & Welfare Association; India

St.Judes Alumni Education & Welfare Association based inIndia celebrated World Environmental Health day 2014 by organising a mega tree plantation drive in association with Govt. Forest Department. Each student planted one sapling under the expert guidance of the forest officers.

Look up the photos


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2013

The theme for the 2013 World Environmental Health Day was:

Emerging Environmental Health Risks & Challenges for Tomorrow

Read more about the 2013 theme

Message from the IFEH Presidency:

Congratulations to all our Members and Students around the Globe for your significant levels of input into activities focusing on the promotion and implementation of Environmental Health in connection with World Environmental Health Day - 26 September 2013.

Dr Peter Davey and Henning I. Hansen
President and President Elect IFEH


2013
India

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Sri Ramachandra University ,
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India


Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Sri Ramachandra University , Chennai , Tamilnadu , India is Conducting Master of Public Health Course with the Specialization of Environmental and Occupational Health MPH (EOH). The University is celebrating the World Environmental Health day on 26th September 2013 with in the campus creating awareness on thematic areas such as Vector Borne Diseases (Dengue , Malaria & Filaria) , Sanitation and Hygiene , Household Waste Management and Household Air Pollution.

The Target audience are Faculties , Students , Outpatients , Inpatients , Patient Attenders and General Public.
Look up the poster Link


2013
Saudi Arabia

Environmental Health Section, Royal Commission Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


The Royal Commission is hosting a program to celebrate the 2013 World Environmental Health Day by inviting representatives from the Regional Environmental Health programs, the health care providers, health educators involved in the school health programs and children selected from different age groups.

There will be speakers giving a talk on the slogan for this year: “Emerging Environmental Health Risks & Challenges for Tomorrow”.

Look up the announcement in English in Arabic



2013
Australia

City of Mitcham, South Australia


The City of Mitcham is running several initiatives which address the emerging environmental health risks and challenges for tomorrow . Some of these initiatives are: Resilient South - Development of a Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan, Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Clean Sites Educational Program, Waste Management, Integrated Design and championing sustainable civil development initiatives that will deliver major benefits to the environment and flow–on health benefits to the community and individuals.

Look up further information on the initiatives Link


2013
Ireland

Environmental Health Association of Ireland

EHAI


The Environmental Health Association of Ireland (EHAI) will celebrate World Environmental Health Day with a competition that will educate and inform teenagers and younger students alike on the importance and broader aspects of environmental health in their environment.

The competition will be run through national and secondary schools nationwide. Students in each participating school will be encouraged to submit a piece of artwork based on the theme The Natural Environment – New Threats and Solutions. The competition will be adjudicated and the twelve best entries will be bound into a calendar for 2014 a copy of which will be given to each participating school and other interested bodies.

An overall winner will be selected and will be given a monetary prize. The school at which the overall winner is a pupil will be provided with a grant to enhance the school environment in some way e.g. through the planting of trees etc.


2013
England, Wales and N. Ireland

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
CIEH


The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health will be celebrating the World Environmental Health Day 2013 with a variety of activities on the very day 26th of September 2013. This includes: A special conference titled "Theme, Risks & Challenges for Tomorrow" with distinguishedspeakers, The Results of the World Environmental Health Day Photography Competition will be announced with displays of the winning and commended entries and finally in the evening an Earth Ball party to celebrate World Environmental Health Day.

Look up the whole program Link


2013
Portugal

The Portuguese Society of Environmental Health

The Portuguese Society of Environmental Health celebrates the World Environmental Health Day 2013, throughout different actions:

Look up the poster Link


2013
Portugal

Department of Environmental Health, Coimbra Health School, Portugal

Associated Academic Member of IFEH

The Department of Environmental Health from Coimbra Health School will be celebrating World Environmental Health Day 2013 with a serie of 4 workshops and auditorial presentaions , including international speakers, reflecting the theme of this year. From 16.09 to 01.10.2013

Look up the poster Link


2013
Malaysia

Malaysian Association of Environmental Health (MAEH)


Malaysian Association of Environmental Health (MAEH) will be celebrating the WEHD 2013 Malaysia on the 26th September 2019 with a one day seminar.

In addition to this seminar, MAEH is also organizing an essay writing competition based on the WEHD Theme. This competition is divided into 3 categories i.e. i) students (diploma), ii) students (degree) and iii) practitioners.

Amongst the papers to be presented during the seminars are:

1. The Challenges of Environmental Health in Malaysia
2. Disaster Managements
3. Local Agenda 21 - The roles of EH
4. NEHAP-The Malaysia context
5. Challenges in Waste Management
6. The Roles of the Academia in EH


The conference is also open to participants from the Asia-Pacific Region.


2013
Malawi

Malawi Environmental Health Association,
University of Malawi, The Polytechnic, Department of Environmental Health
Malawi Ministry of Health:
Directorate of Preventive Health Services, Zomba District Health Office, Mangochi District Health Office
:

Paper on Emerging Environmental Health Risk and Challenges for Tomorrow: Prospects for Malawi

This paper gives an overview of the current and emerging environmental health risks and the projected challenges for the future. The aim is to create awareness and incite debate among Environmental Health Professionals on solutions for the risks and challenges as they celebrate the “World Environmental Health Day” to be held on 26th September, 2013.

The environmental health risks have been classified according to the five pillars of environmental health with climate change risks and challenges cutting across all the pillars. These include emerging risks and future challenges related to food consumption, pollution of water resources, air and soil, use of electronic products and electronic waste, poor sanitation, poor housing and those arising from peoples’ occupation. If not controlled, these risks and challenges may result into increased prevalence of accidents, injuries, communicable and non-communicable diseases. We propose partnerships, stronger political will, innovations and research as key factors in solving such problems.
Link


2013
Scotland

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
REHIS

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) will celebrate World Environmental Health Day on 26 September by presenting an event at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

The event will be in a ‘Question Time’ format with a panel of experts drawn from REHIS and its partner organisations which contribute to environmental health and which work for the improvement and protection of public health in Scotland. A range of environmental health topics will be covered and the panel will be asked questions from the floor of the meeting.

Stewart Maxwell MSP, one the Institute’s three MSP Honorary Vice-Presidents, has agreed to sponsor the event and to welcome the panel and members to the Scottish Parliament.



2013
USA

University of Maryland, USA

Department of Sociology

Students' video production on climate change, with a strong message that climate change should be solved collectively

Each generation of our global society will face many challenges in the future, climate change being the biggest one. The video production“University of Maryland Students Connect4Climate” is inspired by Dr. Leszek Sibilski, the professor of the contemporary social problems class, and was produced by 50 students of his class after joining The World Bank event “Right Here, Right Now.”, which aimed to encourage young people to connect for climate change. Another video “UMD Students’ Earth Day Resolutions”, calls for positive environmental actions, by reducing our daily carbon footprint. These students from the University of Maryland show their passion and enthusiasm towards connecting with other young student peers concerning climate change, and creating a healthy environment for future generations to come.

This intiative was endorsed by the president of the World Bank , JIM YONG KIM.
The endorsement can be found here.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBib3vGaQCA
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lHkE54Ye94




2013
CANADA

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors,
CIPHI


World Environmental Health Day will be celebrated in connection with Environmental Public Health Week from September 23-29 in Canada. This includes various events across the country and within individual health units throughout the week during this, the100th year of CIPHI. CIPHIis hoping to have the week proclaimed by theCanadianParliament.

CIPHI has developed a special document, which honours those CIPHI members past and present who have contributed significantly to the profession.
http://ciphi.ca/pdf/100mod-brochure.pdf


2013
SOUTH AFRICA

South African Institute of Environmental Health,
SAIEH

In South Africa,World Environmental Health Day will be celebrated nationwide as a build up to the national celebrations on 26-27 September, to be held in Johannesburg.



2013
NIGERIA

The concerned environmental health graduates, Lagos-Nigeria

Paper presentedduring the celebration of World Environmental Health Day (WEHD) on 26th September, 2013 at the College of Health Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

ItfocusesonthemanychallengesthatthegroupfindsthatLagosisfacing.
Lagos State being the most populous in Nigeria with over 18 million people and the commercial nerve of the federation with huge industrial investments is expected to experience the following challenges:

  • Climate change.
  • Pollution of water resources, air and soil.
  • Poor sanitation and personal hygiene.
  • Epileptic waste management.
  • Proliferation of second hand (used) electronic products.
  • Chemical misuse.
  • Food poisoning.
  • Fouled indoor air/ indoor smoke.
  • Sick building syndrome.
  • Malaria.
  • Flooding.
  • Building collapse.

Lookup the full paper


2013
NIGERIA

Environmental Health Forum of Nigeria

Environmental Health Forum of Nigeria on 26 Setember 2013 hosted a conference at at the School of Hygiene, Kano, NigeriainconnectionwithWorldEnvironmentalHealthDay.
The confernce addressed
the theme for the WEHD 2013 in regard to Nigeria.

For Nigeria, the emerging environmental health risks are many, but the most priority ones are emerging and re-emerging diseases, food control and hygiene, Water sanitation and hygiene, built environment, environmental health emergencies, oil spillage, electronic waste, increased urbanization, Health, Safety & Environment, [HSE], Climate Change, open defaecation, and Waste management..

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2012

The theme for the 2018 World Environmental Health Day was:
Building for the future

Read more about the 2012 theme


Congratulation and Presidential Statement from Peter Davey, IFEH President.
Movie file (71 MB
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M
any activities are taken place around the Globe in connection to this big event. To the left you will find an outline of these initaitves. One of these is video clips produced by EH students at Makerere Univesity in Uganda and The Polytechnic - University of Malawi to celebrate the 2012 World Environmental Health Day (26th September) - and another video release created by the Portuguese Society of Environmental Health in order to educate young people and create awareness about environmental health.

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Third Year EH students
The Polytechnic - University of Malawi

Harriet Ederu, a third year student of Bachelor of Environmental Health Science at
Makerere University, Uganda.

At the World Congress in Lithuania (May 2012) both the 'out-going' and 'in-coming Presidents of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) challenged members of the IFEH International Faculty Forum (IFEH IFF) to encourage students studying environmental health in different continents of the world to generate a series of video clips incapturing environment and health related issues pertinent to their respective countries. In Africa this challenge was relayed to academic institutions through the Africa Academy for Environmental Health (AAEH). Above you find two video clips created by students studying environmental health at Makerere University in Uganda and The Polytechnic - University of Malawi to celebrate the inaugural year of World Environmental Health Day (26th September). The AAEH is committed to World Environmental Health day and will encourage, year on year, greater participation by students studying environmental health in Africa to create similar video clips and encourage greater interaction between environmental health students throughout the continent and beyond. (Written by Anthony Grimason)

Link to YouTube

At the World Environmental Health Day the Portuguese Society of Environmental Health launched a video to raise public awareness and to educate young people who often do not know what is the meaning and scope of environmental health.

It is entitled "Do you know what's Environmental Health" and the Portuguese Society of Environmental Healthhad the collaboration of actors and singers very popular among the new generations.




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2011


BACKGROUND - WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY

The inaugural
declaration can be found here.

26 September 2011 the World Environmental Health Day was launched by the IFEH Council at its meeting in Indonesia. To that occasion students from University of Indonesia had composed and arranged at wonderful hymn to celebrate the start of this special day. It is now possible to watch this very special moment and listen to the beautiful melody and lyrics performed by students from several Indonesian universities on YouTube.com recorded and edited by the IFEH.

Link to the movie file on YouTube.com

Link to the lyrics and name of composer etc.

Link to the proclamation of 26 September


The Indonesian students together with the IFEH Council members in Indonesia
26 September 2011


Hymn to the
World Environmental Health Day
Indonesian students together with the
IFEH Council members in Indonesia
26 September 2011

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Posters Slides