World Environmental Health Day 2014

Publication Date: 26th September 2014

Subject: CIEH

26 September is World Environmental Health Day. 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, 7 and 8 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.

Concluding, Graham Jukes, said: “I cannot think of any other group of people in the public health community better placed to tackle the major public health issues facing the country today. Our crucial role in the preventative public health agenda can help reduce inequalities, increase life expectancy and reduce the burden on the NHS in the UK.”

EHN editor Will Hatchett's comment on this week's United Nation's Climate Summit.
 

Notes to editors: 

  • For media enquiries please contact Brian Cowan on 020 7827 5922 or 07721 456727 or email b.cowan@cieh.org
     

About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH): 

  • The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 10,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved
  • The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a leading provider of regulated qualifications in health and safety, food safety, environmental management, fire safety and first aid and operates in over 50 countries
  • Over 10 million people around the world from the UK to the USA and the Middle East hold a CIEH qualification
  • The CIEH’s clients range from small businesses to multinational enterprises like the InterContinental Hotels Group and work with governmental bodies in Hong Kong as well as international agencies like the United Nations
  • The CIEH’s 60 qualification training programmes are delivered through a network of over 10,000 registered trainers. The training is developed for the varied skill levels within organisations. They cater to different learning styles and preferences through a series of flexible structures. CIEH qualifications are valued and recognised throughout the world
  • 15Hatfields is the organisation’s sustainable venue www.15hatfields.com 
  • For more information visit www.cieh.org 






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