City of Joburg celebrates World Environmental Health Day

The City of Johannesburg Environmental Health Directorate will today Wednesday 25 September celebrate the World Environmental Health Day to detect the environmental health challenges that people live under at Thokoza Park in Soweto at 10am.

Building on the successes of the World Environmental Days in recent years the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) has decided that the 2013 theme will be “Emerging Environmental Health Risks and Challenges for Tomorrow”.

The World Environmental Health Day is celebrated around the world on the 26th of September every year and it is vital in creating awareness about the importance of the environmental health.

As a build-up towards the World Environmental Health Day, the City’s Environmental Health Directorate has been conducting community outreach education about environmental health related legislations, visiting some of the schools, taxi ranks, churches and shopping centres to educate and distribute information.

Cllr Nonceba MolweleThe event will focus on creating awareness about different environmental health regulations include inspections of food premises, funeral undertakers premises and waste management. Illegal dumping of waste is still a primary cause of rodent infestation. Illegal dumping attracts rodents and provides them with a comfortable environment to nest and continue breeding?, says Cllr Nonceba Molwele, the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development in the City of Johannesburg.

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