What is Environmental Health?

Today, 26 September 2022 is World Environmental Health Day

“National Government also says: “Environmental Health Day addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behaviours. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. Environmental Health encompasses those aspects of human health including the quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social and psychological factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling, minimising and preventing those factors in the environment can potentially affect adversely the health of present and future generations.”

Our 9 KPA’s are:

  • Water quality monitoring
  • Food control
  • Waste management
  • Health surveillance of premises
  • Surveillance and prevention of communicable diseases
  • Vector control
  • Environmental pollution control
  • Disposal of the dead
  • Chemical safety

Throughout the day we will take you on a journey where we will explain some of our roles and functions,” Johan Compion, Manager: Municipal Health and Environmental Services, Garden Route District Municipality.

Read more about Environmental Health Practitioners here.

Main EHP contact persons per area:
𝗛𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗮 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗠𝗿. 𝗛𝗮𝗲𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝘄𝗲𝗹𝘀
Cell: +27(0)83 678 6545

𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗹 𝗕𝗮𝘆: 𝗠𝗿. 𝗦𝗮𝗺 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲
Cell: +27(0)83 630 6108

𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗮: 𝗠𝘀. 𝗘𝗺𝗺𝘆 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗹𝗮𝘀
Cell: +27(0)78 457 2824

𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀: 𝗠𝗿. 𝗣𝗶𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗮𝗮𝘁𝗵
Cell: +27(0)83 644 8858

𝗞𝗻𝘆𝘀𝗻𝗮 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗠𝗿. 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗰𝗖𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝘆
Cell: +27(0)82 805 9417

𝗕𝗶𝘁𝗼𝘂 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗠𝗿. 𝗚𝗮𝘄𝗶𝗲 𝗩𝗼𝘀
Cell: +27(0)83 557 1522

𝗞𝗹𝗲𝗶𝗻 𝗞𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗼: 𝗠𝗿. 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗮𝘂𝗹𝘀𝗲
Cell: +27(0)83 678 6530

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