Postponement of SOCEH 43rd Annual General Meeting

Dear Members of Society of Environmental Health (Singapore)

Your Management Committee had, at its January 2020 committee meeting, decided to hold our 43rd Annual General Meeting on 30 May 2020 at the Civil Service Club at Tessensohn Road. However, with the current COVID 19 pandemic and “Circuit Breaker” measures in place in Singapore, the Registrar of Societies has advised that it has “no objection” to Societies postponing their AGMs – as long as members are notified and their agreement obtained.  Please see copy of the Registrar of Society’s email dated Sunday 29 March 2020 below.

Your President and Management Committee have therefore now decided to delay the 43rd AGM until the current situation is over and it is safe – and permitted by Government – to hold the AGM.  We seek your kind understanding on this matter.  However, if you are not agreeable, please let the President, Secretary or anyone of our management committee know by Saturday 25 April 2020 . You are also requested to let us know the grounds for your disagreement too.  You may also WhatsApp President Mr Hassan Bava at 91804545 or the Secretary at 90926599.

Thank you.  Warm regards and Keep Safe!

John Gerizim
For and on behalf of President and Management Committee
Society of Environmental Health (Singapore)

Pl click ROS_2020. Thank you.

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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.

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