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Some of the activities and events that take place in connection with the 2017 World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2017
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Information about 2017 World Environmental Health Day

Further background information

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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World Environmental Health Day
26 September 2017

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

World Environmental Health Day

to be celebrated each year

Theme for the 2017 World Environmental Health Day:

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

How to get involved
M
any 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 costs any thing to get your event displayed on this site.

Just send information about your initiative to our Hon. Webmaster Henning Hansen
webmaster@ifeh.org if you would like information about your inititative to be published on this site.


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


Some of the WEHD Activities for 2017


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.



Look up further information




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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.

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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

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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.

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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 2012 26 September World Environmental Health Day was:
Building for the future
Read more about the 2012 theme


CongratulationandPresidentialStatement 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

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