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World Environmental Health Day 2018

World Environmental Health Day 2018


The Department of Health will commemorate World Environmental Health Day 2018 in Bloemfontein, Free State province. The theme for this year is "Global Food Safety and Sustainability".

 This year marks the 7th celebration of the event in South Africa in recognition of the need to improve environmental health to protect human health. The commemoration will take place over two days at President Hotel, in Bloemfontein, Free State Province.

The objective of the event is to share and discuss experiences, research findings and developments related to the theme in order to strengthen the rendering of Environmental Health Services and in particular food control services in the country. Furthermore, the event is also aimed at recognition of excellence in environmental health service and academic performance through presentation of Alfred Nzo Environmental Health Excellence Awards.

The attendance of the conference is expected from a wide range of delegates in various institutions such as Environmental Health Practitioners from all spheres of government, students from Institutions of Higher Learning, relevant NGOs, representatives of the Health Professions Council of South Africa, South African Local Government Association, government departments and other interested and affected organizations. The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, is expected to deliver key note address.

Registration Process

 Individuals and organization wishing to attend the two - day event need to register with the relevant Environmental Health Managers in the Provincial Offices.

 

         Enquiries on World Environmental Health Day 2018 must be directed to: 

Environmental Health and Port Health Services Cluster officials

 

National Department of Health

 

 Ms Albertina Menyatso

      (012) 395 9162

 

  Ms Tumisho Maleka

       (012) 395 9322