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.
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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”.
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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.
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Environmental Health Association of Ireland
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.
England, Wales and N. Ireland
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
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.
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The Portuguese Society of Environmental Health
The Portuguese Society of Environmental Health celebrates the World Environmental Health Day 2013, throughout different actions:
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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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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.
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.
Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
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.
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.
Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors,
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
South African Institute of Environmental Health,
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.
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.
- Building collapse.
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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..
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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)
Many 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.
Third Year EH students
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)
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