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Enviromental Health Forum 2011

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Enviromental Health Forum 2011

Environmental Health Forum 2012 is an annual forum organized by the Center for Environmental Health Research on 30 th November 2012 at Auditrum Ungku Omur , Institute of Medical Research and inaugurated by Dr Amal Nasir Mustafa, Head of Resource Centre for Medical Research, representing the Director of the Institute for Medical Research. A total of 170 participants from all over Malaysia Ministry of Health, Government Universities and Private, other ministries and other non-government agencies dealing with the environment have taken part in this forum. Sector of Occupational and Environmental Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia (KPAS), Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Penilianan Division, Department of Environment (DOE) and the Department of Environment, Malaysia (DOE) has joined forces with the Center for Environmental Health Research (PPKAS ) for the success of this forum.

This forum was exploring issues of current issues related to Health Impact Assessment (HIA) as "Health for all" concept; stakeholder participation, equity and communication. The role of DOE and MOH implement the "Health for All", EHIA in operation LYNAS; devolution of powers to the Ministry of Health Malaysia to conduct Health Impact Assessment (HIA), HIA challenges in managing for results; duplication of the Environment Quality Act (EQA), 1974 in the prevention, reduction, pollution control and environmental improvement in Malaysia. Forum is analyzing the differences between HIA, EHIA and EIA. The participants were exposed to HIA training modules, reports, guidelines and procedures for the application of HIA and EIA in preparation to bring participants to the level of implementation. The forum concluded with a question and answer session and a panel discussion chaired by Dr Muhammad Amir Kamaluddin, the Head of Environmental Health Research Centre.

 

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Enviromental Heath Forum 2011

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The Centre conducts Environmental Health Forum annually. This forum acts as a clearing house pertaining to current issues in environmental health. The themes of the EH Forum (1997-2011) are as follows:

No

Year

Theme of forum

1

15/9/1997

Environmental Health Research

2

28/10/1998

Water Quality Management: Future Strategies Towards A National Plan

3

2000

National Environmental Health Action Plan (NEHAP): The Malaysian Approach

4

8/11/2001

The Progress On National Health Action Plan (NEHAP)

5

5 & 6/9/2002

Current Issues: Research To Practice In Environmental Health (incorporated into one of the symposia of the 5th scientific meeting of the NIH)

6

17/7/2003

Research And Development Strategies In Environmental Health For Sustainable Development

7

7/12/2004

Environmental Health Indicators

8

12/9/2005

Current Issues In Occupational Health

9

19/12/2006

How Safe Is Our Food? Pressing Issues In Malaysia

10

6/12/2007

Tropical Coastal Recreational Waters: Quality and Impact on Health

11

14/11/2008

Protecting Health from Climate Change

12

14/11/2008

Indoor Environmental quality

13

13/11/2011

Air Quality and Impact on Health

Note : There were no forum undertake in the 1999 and 2009

The Environmental Health Forum 2011 was successfully conducted at Auditorium Ungku Omar, IMR on 11th of November 2011 with the theme was ‘Air Quality and Impact on Health’. The objectives of the forum were: 1) to discuss on the air quality management and action plan in Malaysia 2) to share air quality research findings and 3) to discuss issues pertaining to air quality impact on health. The forum was attended by 196 participants from Ministry of Health, local universities and other ministries such as Department of Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, Department of Environment, Department of Chemistry and others. The forum was officiated by Dr. Zakiah Ismail, Head of Herbal Medicine Research Centre representing Director of IMR. There were four speakers:

No.

Speaker

Topic

1

Puan Mashitah Darus, Principal Assistant Director of Environmental Division of Ministry Natural Resources

Air Quality Management in Malaysia

2

Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Talib Latif, School of Environmental Science and Natural Resource, Faculty Science and Technology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Research Findings: Air Quality in School and Industrial Area

3

Dr. Lisa Ahmad Fisal, Institute of Respiratory Medicine

Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Problem

4

Dr. Muhammad Amir Kamaluddin, Head of EHRC

Air Pollution and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome in Malaysia

 

MEETING ON CLIMATE CHANGE WITH EXPERTS FROM WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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On 17 – 18th of October 2011, EHRC in collaboration with Institute of Health Management held a meeting to discuss formulation of Climate Change Training Module with three experts from the WHO, Dr. Yasushi Honda, Dr. Masahiro Hashizume and Dr. Ho Kim. A representative from Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health was also present. The training need was proposed at the Conference of Climate Change and Health among Asia-Pacific Health Ministers on the 18th   to 19th of September 2008 in Kuala Lumpur. The training course to be held later will target staff of Ministry of Health in order to create awareness on climate change and its effects on human health.

 

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