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Some of the activities and events that take place in connection with the 2013 World Environmental Health Day, 26 September 2013
are displayed below.

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INDIA
Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, Indias:

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SAUDI ARABIA
Environmental Health Section, Royal Commission Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:

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AUSTRALIA
City of Mitcham,
South Australia


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IRELAND
Environmental Health
Association of Ireland
EHAI


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ENGLAND, WALES
AND N. IRELAND

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
CIEH


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

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CANADA
Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors CIPHI is celebrating World Environmental Health Day as a part of Environmental Public Health Week from September 23-29

More info
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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.


More info
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PORTUGAL
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

More info
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MALAYSIA
The 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 organising an essay writing competition.
The conference is also open to participants from the Asia-Pacific Region


More info
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MALAWI
Malawi Environmental Health Association, University of Malawi and Malawi Ministry of Health

The Emerging Environmental Health Risks and Challenges for Tomorrow: Prospects for Malawi

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SCOTLAND
Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
REHIS

REHIS is presenting an event 26.09.2013 at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. The event will be in a ‘Question Time’ format with a panel of experts.

More info
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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


More info
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NIGERIA
The concerned environmental health graduates, Lagos-Nigeria

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


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NIGERIA
Environmental Health Forum of Nigeria

on 26 Setember 2013 hosted a conference at at the School of Hygiene, Kano, Nigeriaa

In recognition of World Environmental Health Day
26th September, 2013
Environmental Health Forum of Nigeria hosted a conference 
at the School of Hygiene, Kano, Nigeria



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Africa
IFEH International Faculty Forum (IFEH IFF)

Africa Academy for Environmental Health (AAEH)


Students give their perception on Environmental Health on video clips.

More info

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Portugal together with the IFEH

A contest designed by
College of Health Technology of Coimbra, Portugal
Link
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England, Wales and
N. Ireland.

Initiatives arranged by

Chartered Institut of Environmental Health, CIEH
Link
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South Africa

Initiatives arranged by

The South African department of health, together with the South African Institute of Environmental Health (SAIEH) and the Health Professions Council of
South Africa (HPCSA)

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Canada

Initiatives arranged by

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors, CIPHI
Link
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Saudi Arabia

Initiatives arranged by

Royal Commission Jubilee
Saudi Arabia

Link
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Australia
IFEH

Initiatives arranged by

Environmental Health Australia
Link
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Portugal

Initiative arranged by
The Portuguese Society of Environmental Health
Portugal

Video release to educate young people on environemntal health

More info
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Ireland

Initiatives arranged by

Dublin Institute of Technology

Competition amongst environmental health students in Dublin Institute of Technology to mark
World Environmental Health Day
Link
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World Environmental Health Day
26 September 2014

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

World Environmental Health Day

to be celebrated each year

Theme for the 2014 World Environmental Health Day:

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. Regarding climate 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 has decided to address Environmental Health Inequalities as this year theme 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.

We hope that your organisation or institution would like to prepare an event in regard to the World Environmental Health Day 2014 - 26 September. It doesn't need to be on the very day - but just in connection with this theme.

How to be 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 an email to webmaster@ifeh.org if you would like your initiative to be published on this site.

Look up larger version of the poster

 


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


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.
 
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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

In Saudi Aaribia  World Environmental Health Day has been 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 a high 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 in India 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


 


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

 


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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



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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 distinguished speakers, 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 presented during the celebration of World Environmental Health Day (WEHD) on 26th September, 2013 at the College of Health Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

It focuses on the many challenges that the group finds that Lagos is facing.
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.

Look up 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, Nigeria in connection with World Environmental Health Day.
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..

Look up the full paper


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
)


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.



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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