3rd International Federation of Environmental Health Academic and 16th Makerere University Environmental Health Students’ Association Scientific Conference
9th – 11th April 2019
Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda
Environmental health is involved in assessing environmental agents (physical, chemical and biological) that affect human health. Today, 23% of all global deaths are linked to the environment, which is roughly 12.6 million deaths a year. Health and the environment are centrally positioned within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with SDG 3 to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. A number of health and environment-related indicators, including those pertaining directly to health and environment risks present in the other 10 out of the 17 goals. In addition, there are 28 health and environment related targets with a total of 47 health-related indicators within the 11 goals. The aim of the 3rd International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) Academic and 16th Makerere University Environmental Health Students’ Association (MUEHSA) Scientific Conference to be held from 9th to 11th April 2019 at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda is to bring together various stakeholders around the world to stimulate interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaborations in environmental health that is central to achievement of the SDGs. The conference will engage academia, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, students and local communities from around the world. It is expected that through the diverse group attending the conference, participants will be able to deliberate on environmental health solutions relevant for the attainment of the SDGs.