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IFEH World Congress
on Environmental Health 2016

Lilongwe, Malawi, 3 - 6 May 2016

The very succesful congress was kindly hosted by:
Malawi Environmental Health Association

Conference website: www.2016wceh.org

The Conference Theme was:
Solving Global Emerging & Prevailing Health Risk & Challenges
Using Environmental Health Strategies


The 14th IFEH World Congress on Environmental Health was held in Lilongwe, Malawi from 3 to 6 May 2016 at the Bingu International Conference Center (BICC).

IFEH World Congress 2016 Group Photo:
His excellence Malawi Minister of Health Dr Peter Kumpalume sitting next to IFEH President Henning I Hansen in the middle of the first row.

The congress provided a platform for knowledge exchange of the most recent scientific information and technological advances among Environmental Health practitioners for responding to emerging environmental health risks in an attempt to mitigate against the associated health and economic consequences.

Congress Declaration
The Congress attendees unanimously agreed on a Congress Declaration.
The Declaration was named:
Lilongwe (Malawi) Declaration on the Role of Environmental Health in the Delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals

Look up the full declaration

The conference targeted a World wide audience from various groups of specialists, managers, students, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and leaders involved directly or indirectly with environmental health science, practice, and research.

Objectives of the Congress

  • Raise the profile of environmental health around the world and most importantly in the developing countries   
  • Sharing best practices of environmental health risk mitigation and services delivery globally   
  • Enhance inter-country collaboration in environmental health practice   
  • Addressing the training needs of environmental health   
  • Promote the environmental health needs of children, women and the underprivileged people around the world
  • Promote environmental health research

Congress Sub-Themes  

  • Climate change and health
  • Food Safety
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Chemicals and Pesticides
  • Community Development
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Port Health
  • Environment and Health
  • Policy and Legislation
  • Research
  • Toxicology
  • Exposure to Bioaerosols
  • Emerging and Existing Communicable Diseases
  • Disaster Management
  • Water
  • Healthy Settings
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Data use and Information Management
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Community/Child Health
  • Waste Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Environmental Health Training and Development
  • Exposure to Nanoparticles
  • Environment and Bioremediation

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