BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
ENVIRONMENTAL Health Day celebration observed yesterday has successfully raised awareness and brings into the limelight the important work of environmental health in the country.
The theme of the event reads; “Prioritising Environmental Health for Healthier Communities in the Global Recovery”.
Speaking to the official commemoration of the occasion Deputy Secretary of Public Health Dr Nemia Bainivalu said world Environmental Health Day is celebrated to spread awareness about environmental Health that should be strictly given importance especially in the time of the pandemic.
“The day is observed to bring into the limelight the important works of environmental health. This day aims at the possible rebirth in the health field. To face the problems related to world health, especially in the time of the pandemic.
“The world environmental health has proved its power to help the people across the world to demonstrate the strength and inner power to fight back the diseases. For humanity, the world environmental health day celebration is a necessity,” Bainivalu said.
He said the environmental health should be considered as the essential thing necessary to maintain health.
Environmental Health Director Leonard Olivera said this a first time Solomon Islands celebrating this day and with the theme “Prioritising Environmental Health for Healthier Communities in the Global Recovery” for this event it is really fitting.