The Federation works to disseminate knowledge concerning environmental health and promote co-operation between countries where environmental health issues are transboundary. It promotes the interchange of people working in this sector and the exchange of Member's publications of a scientific and technical nature.
Disaster Reduction Goal
The IFEH has its goals set on the implementation of Environmental Health disciplines in the context of DRR as a way forward for preventing human disasters to occur – and when they anyway do, to reduce the effect of those.
Look up the IFEH Official Statement to the UNISDR 2017 Global Platform Conference in Cancun, Mexico 2017:
Policies and Programmes in DRR
The IFEH helps and endorses the setting up of appropriate courses on Disaster Management and DRR run by IFEH Member organisations and associated universities.
IFEH holds a MOU and endorses the course on EH Disaster Management and DRR run by Griffith University, School of Environment, Brisbane, Australia. http://www.ifeh.org/ehdm
The IFEH organizes the flow of information on DRR – to all parts of the World through our 5 regional groups – Africa – Americas – Asia & Pacific – Europe – Middle East.
Membership in Key Networks
The IFEH is a partner with the UNISDR.
The IFEH participated at the Geneva UNISDR Conference on DRR Science and Technology 2016 as an UNISDR organizing partner and giving presentation.
The IFEH participated December 2016, Geneva, as an invited organization by UNISDR to give inputs to the Cancun Summit.
Leading up to the UNISDR Global Platform Summit 2017, Cancun, Mexico, IFEH has partitioned in two planning groups and participate at the summit.
The IFEH and the WFPHA World Federation of Public Health Associations holds a mutual membership.
The IFEH is member of the EU IMPEL network with observer status.
Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)
The IFEH has a focal point in combining good scientific work with practical implementation/experiences by facilitating cooperation and bridging the gap between the scientific community and the local/regional/national authorities.
In the cooperation between the experts - being from authorities - as well as universities etc, it is of vital importance that the public is advised and invited to take part in the process.
International Federation of Environmental Health Chadwick Court, 15 Hatfields SE1 8DJ London United Kingdom
Conferences: - UNISDR Science and Technology Conference
- 2017 Global Platform