Regional Centre for Environmental Health Action

Centre for Environmental Health Activities building in JordanThe building housing WHO's country office in Ammam, Jordan, was the first building in the Region to be awarded LEED certification

The Regional Centre for Environmental Health Action (CEHA) is a centre of excellence for environmental health. It provides technical support to countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region to reduce the toll of morbidity and premature mortality caused by modifiable environmental risk factors.

CEHA provides technical guidance, programmatic support, advisory consultations and related services to Member States and partner agencies to heighten the leadership role of the public health sector in regulation, surveillance and management of environmental risks in the fields of:

  • water and sanitation
  • waste management
  • air quality
  • food and chemical safety
  • vector control
  • environmental health emergency management.

It also coordinates WHO’s support in other cross-cutting issues, such as climate change, sustainable development, knowledge management and environmental health risk communications.

News

Regional expert consultation on establishing an early warning system and communicating health messages during air pollution episodes

26 January 2019 – A regional expert consultation on establishing an early warning system and communicating health messages during air pollution episodes was organized by the WHO Regional Centre for...

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25 February 2019 – Based on an invitation from the esteemed Government and Ministry of Health of Bahrain to conduct a comprehensive assessment on pollution sources and patterns, especially the...

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Protecting the environment

19 December 2018 – Air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, is a major contributor to the environmental burden of disease in Pakistan. Environmental risks arise from both indoor air pollution,...

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In focus

Arabized WHO technical notes on drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies

These illustrated technical notes in Arabic have been prepared to assist those working immediately or shortly after an emergency to plan appropriate responses to the urgent and...

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Toxic chemicals may be deliberately released with the intention of causing injury, panic and death in a target population. What to do if you are inside a...

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Events

23 November 2015 – The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean's Regional Centre for Environmental Health Action (CEHA) is organizing an Intercountry meeting on analysis and assessment of drinking...

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21 October 2015 -- WHO's Regional Centre for Environmental Health Action, the World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for West Asia, European Organisation for the Exploitation...

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