Every year since 2011, World Environmental Health Day has been celebrated on 26 September.
The theme this year is ‘Environmental health, a key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention’. Key to the implementation of disease preventive measures is reported to be the Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP). EHPs are playing a vital role since the initial response to the outbreak of disease pandemics all over the world, in disaster preparedness and response, investigating outbreaks of infectious diseases and preventing such outbreaks from spreading further.
More information about World Environmental Health Day is available on the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) website.