The Environmental Health
Directorate promotes and safeguards the well-being and health of the public from
adverse environmental effects.
The Directorate wants
to be the leader as an official control body in the fields of environmental
health and food control.
This will be achieved
by having in place a culture where the workforce is:
- aware of the needs of
the Directorate’s stakeholders
- has a sense of
responsibility and belonging
- is accountable
- and is able to work in a
flexible and professional manner.
The Environmental and Health, the European Charter and
Commentary, Frankfurt, 1989 statement on Environmental Health:
comprises those aspects of human health and disease that are deterermined by
factors in the environment."
The Department for Environmental Health was setup in
September 2007 under the leadership of the Director Environmental Health.
During 2010 the name was changed to Environmental Health Directorate.
The Director leads programmes that
promote the attainment of the highest standards of public health and hygiene by
addressing risk factors associated with environmental hazards. The Director is
responsible for safeguarding the health and well being of the public through the
enforcement of legislation derived from the European Union, National and
international legislation. The Director gives direction to the functional units
of Environmental Health, Health Inspectorate and Public Health Laboratory and
ensure that services within the directorate are operating in line with the
Ministry’s policy, strategy, regulations and standards.
The Environmental Health Directorate is made up of the