This afternoon I officially opened the National Environmental Health Action Plan (NEHAP) Conference 2017 and delivered the keynote address on the topic of “Emerging Environmental Health Risks: Challengers for Tomorrow”.
NEHAP is a comprehensive and holistic approach in planning and implementing environmental health measures, involving various disciplines and inter sectoral at the national level. The Cabinet has approved the MOH through the Engineering Services Division to establish and coordinate NEHAP in addressing the issues and needs of the country related to environmental health following the commitment at the international level. To address the sectoral diversity affecting environmental health, the whole Government agency has to prioritize the implementation of the NEHAP partnership agenda.
I am pleased to be informed that this conference today had involved more than 40 agencies, coming together as one to learn from one another on this very important area, which is also one of the goal of the SDG set by the United Nation. The contribution and commitment of all agencies will sustain in order to strengthen the implementation of NEHAP and bring good benefit to the improvement of quality of life and health of the people.