Friday 26 September is World Environmental Health Day, and The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is promoting the crucial role of its members and accredited trainers in protecting and improving public health, ahead of its 114th National Conference in Nottingham, on the 7th and 8th of October
The International Federation of Environmental Health’s theme for World Environmental Health day is: “Addressing Environmental Health Inequalities and the CIEH have distributed an international newsletter.
The newsletter includes information about a programme, Books For The World that collects second hand books for a school in Uganda, and details of a competition for contributions depicting health inequality in your area. The CIEH’s monthly magazine, Environmental Health News, for September included an opinion article on Ebola in West Africa by Sterling Crew, a Q and A interview with Wayne Blything, who runs CIEH accredited courses in Lesotho, South Africa and a profile of senior EHO, Edgar Mulwanda, who is responsible for the municipal waste service in Lusake, Zambia.
Graham Jukes, OBE, CIEH Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that the CIEH is once again celebrating World Environmental Health Day and I invite all our members and trainers to tell us what they are doing by using the hash tag #WorldEHDay.
“As a diverse and flexible membership body, the CIEH is well placed to embrace the rapidly changing public health agenda. It is crucial that our voice is heard at all levels of government because we offer evidence-based solutions to the long-standing problem of widening health inequalities. Our accredited qualifications in vital areas of public health like food safety and occupational health and safety continue to be valued by businesses up and down the country and overseas.”
The CIEH will be launching new qualifications around nutrition, occupational health and safety, legionella, and allergen awareness over the next few months.