21st National Environmental Health Conference 
ONE HEALTH – An Environmental Health Initiative

The Theme “One Health – An Environmental Health Initiative”, aims to demonstrate an integrative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment. As the human health concepts has brought together experts in the areas of animal and human health, it has provided a new synthesis for public health and veterinarians, medical doctors and public health professionals. However, the Environmental Health profession has a major role to play in One Health activities based on national and global experiences.

Environmental Health Practitioners play an important role in disease surveillance, prevention and control. Therefore, Environmental Health professionals should be involved as key stakeholders in local, national and global One Health initiatives.

A One Health approach considers the role of changing environments with regards to infectious and chronic disease risks affecting humans and animals. This approach illustrates the interconnectedness and interdependence of humans, animals and the environment.

Environmental Health Practitioners play a critical role in the health of humans and animals, and even the environment, but these roles are often overlooked or unrecognized. Nonetheless, Environmental Health is the only profession that operates in the interface of preventative health, of all the three components of One Health e.g. Disease outbreak investigation, meat safety, control of vectors and vermin, health education, food safety and hygiene, control of environmental pollution, water, sanitation and hygiene and enforcement of legislation. Advancing technologies and science- based evidence is increasing the awareness, knowledge and understanding of the interdependency of the health of humans, animals and the environment.

It is estimated that at least 75% of emerging and re-emerging diseases are either zoonotic (spread between humans and animals) or vector- borne (carried from infected animals to others through insects. This Conference will go a long way to highlight the important role that Environmental Health Practitioners play together with their Veterinary Public Health Officers jointly in One Health Initiative.

Sub-Themes
  • Climate Change & Sustainability
  • Vector & Vermin Control
  • Disease Control (Communicable & Non-Communicable)
  • Environmental Pollution Control Risk Management
  • Data & Information Management
  • Disaster Management Environmental Health Research
  • Training and Development and Innovations
  • Waste Management
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Meat Safety and Hygiene
  • Food Safety
  • Legislation / Policy /Standards
Abstracts
Submission Deadline: 5th October 2018
Acceptance Notification: 22nd October 2018
Enquiries: Gerrit Mostert
Registration
Early Bird Registration
Members R3500 Non-Members R4000
Late Registration
Members R4000 Non-Members R4500
Exhibitors
R15000
Registration Deadline: 5th November 2018
Conference Enquiries: Jackie Hintenaus
Payment

When funds are being paid by international delegates please choose the paying option as “Our” to avoid bank charges.

Account Number Branch Branch Code Swift Code International Name Of Bank
62464863599 Davenport 250655 FIRNZAJJXXX First National Bank (FNB)
Proof Of Payment To Be Sent To Jackie Hintenaus
Programme
Date TIME Activity
Friday 16th November 2018 13H00 – 16H00 Saieh National Council Meeting
18H00 - 22H00 Gala Banquet And Saieh Awards
Saturday 17th November 2018 07H30 – 17H00 Registration And Information
08H00 - 17H00 Posters And Exhibitions
09H30 - 11H00 Opening Ceremoney And Keynote Speakers
11H00 - 17H00 Plenary Session
Sunday 18th November 2018 07H30 - 17H00 Registration And Information
08H00 - 17H00 Posters and Exhibitions
08H30 - 16H00 Plenary and Panel Discussions
16H00 - 17H00 Resolutions
Monday 19th November 2018 08H00 - 09H00 Registration and Information
09H00 - 13H00 Bus Tour Of Places Of Interest – Environmental Health

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