Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ORGANIZATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN NIGERIA

For effective environmental health services delivery, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, proposed a typical EHS department can be organized into the following divisions:

I Division of Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion;

II Division of Food Safety and Quality Control;

III Division of Records and Environmental Health Data Management;

IV Division of Water Sanitation and quality control;

V Division of Pollution Control, Waste Management and Sewage

VI Division of Port Health Services and Frontiers

VII Division of Pest and Vector

VIII Division of Occupational Health and Safety;

IX Division of Disease and Emergency;

X Division of Health Education and Promotion

XI Division of Housing and Inspection;

XII Legal processes and Prosecution;

XIII Division of Epidemiology of Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases; and

XV Division of Environmental Health Monitoring, Radiation, Noise, Environmental/Health
Impact Assessment