OUR PARTICIPATION AT THE WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY 25-26 SEPTEMBER 2019, KUCHING, SARAWAK
President and 4 Members attended the World Environmental Health Day from 25th-26th September 2019, at Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
|Assistant Minister for Local Government & Housing
Datu Dr. Panguang Manggil addressing the delegates
Datu Dr. Penguang Manggil, Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing launched the national level World Environmental Health Day 2019 themed Climate Change Challenges – Time for Global Environmental Health to Act in Unison. He was representing Minister, Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, at the launch. He added that since the WEHD was first celebrated in Bali, Indonesia on 26th September 2011, it had become an annual event celebrated worldwide.
|SOCEH President and Members in the Group Photo with the GOH, Assistant Minister for Local Government & Housing, Datu Dr. Panguang Manggil (seated next to Mr Juki anak Endok, President, Sarawak Health Inspectors Union and Dr. Rosemawati Bt Ariffin ).|
The event was attended by more than 400 Environmental Health Officers and representatives from all the States of Malaysia. Our Society of Environmental Health, Singapore was indeed delighted to be represented at the WEHD 2019 from 25th -26th September in Kuching Sarawak. Mr Juki anak Endok, President, Health Inspectors Union and as Chairman of the Organising Committee together with Mr Billy Sujang, State Chief Environmental Health Officer, Sarawak Health Department and Senior Principal Assistant Director, (Environmental Health), Ministry of Health, Sarawak, hosted and welcomed all the delegates amidst their busy schedule.
|Our Delegates together with Dr. Rosemawati Bt Ariffin, State Deputy Director of Health (Public Health).
Our Delegates with Mr Ibrahim Madrin, President, Sabah Health Inspectors Union (second from left).
Our Member, Mr David Tan Heng Piu presented a paper on “Vector Control in High-rise Buildings – Singapore Experience” and shared our challenges in managing vectors in a built-up environment.
It was a 2-day learning experience for the attendees as the topics presented discussed and showed why and how Climate Change was an important issue globally and its link with our everyday lives.
Our meal on arrival at the rustic James Brooke Restaurant along the Waterfront (24 Sep 19)
The next WEHD will be held in Kota Kinabalu on 26 September 2020. The President of the Environmental Health Officers Union of Sabah, Mr Ibrahim Madrin, had extended an invitation to our Society for a duly Goodwill Visit and to attend the WEHD. The Society will positively accept the invitation and strongly consider attending the WEHD in 2020.