PECAN Marks World Environment Day, Seeks Priority Over Disease Control | The Guardian Nigeria News

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The Pest Management Association of Nigeria (PECAN) today joined the rest of the world to mark World Environmental Health Day, with the theme: “Prioritizing environmental health for healthier communities as part of global recovery ”.

It comes as the association called on government at all levels, public and private sector organizations to prioritize regular disinfection and disinfestation of public places, workplaces, schools, hotels and more. of houses, to get rid of harmful diseases.

PECAN National President Olakunle Williams said there is an integral link between the environment, health and the economy. He thus demanded more investment in the healthy restoration of the green and brown environment, interfacing with the International Federation of Environmental Health, the Registration Council of Environmental Health Officers of Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Health , all state health departments, the Department of the Environment Health Practice Organizations, Environmental Health Workforce, and PECAN.

He said, “The Pest Control Association of Nigeria (PECAN) has a responsibility to ensure that the environment in our homes, workplaces, schools, shops and recreation centers, among others, is safe and hygienic for a healthy living, through collaborative efforts. of its members across the country ”.

“As field practitioners, they are familiar with the environment and local particularities and therefore have a better chance of educating, mobilizing and engaging residents for the creation of healthier communities. They should be adequately supported in these onerous tasks by government, corporations and well-meaning individuals in order to improve their daily preventive health duties in the context of the global recovery ”.

World Environmental Health Day was launched by the Council of the International Federation for Environmental Health (IFEH) as an annual event and was first held in 2011 in Indonesia. In 2012, the event was observed in Africa and Europe and was supported in 2013 by activists from Canada, Britain, America, Australia and Asia.

World Environmental Health Day is celebrated every September 26, with IFEH announcing a specific theme for each year and organizing various activities to draw public attention to environmental issues, while promoting cooperation among countries through the dissemination of environmental health knowledge about environmental problems on earth.


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