WHO Western Pacific Regional Environmental Health Centre (EHC)

OMS Centre régional du Pacifique occidental pour la santé d'environment

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Jan 1979, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), following authorization, Sep 1977, as WHO Western Pacific Regional Centre for the Promotion of Environmental Planning and Applied Studies (PEPAS) OMS Centre régional du Pacifique occidental pour la promotion de la planification et des études appliquées en matière d'environnement, by the Western Pacific Regional Committee of World Health Organization (WHO). Closed down Dec 1997.


Promote and facilitate collaboration between environmental institutions and personnel of Member States within the Region; support the development by Member States of self-reliant institutions and capabilities in the field of environmental health.

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Main 'functions' include: (a) support to development of national policies and plans for environmental health and resources enhancement; (b) promotes and facilitates collaboration between environmental institutions and personnel of Member States within the region and strengthens national capability of Member States in environmental health; (c) provides technological and administrative information on various environmental subjects, such as urban and rural water supply technology, control of air, land and water pollution, noise abatement and control, industrial and solid wastes management, housing sanitation, food safety, chemical safety, environmental impact assessment, environmental quality criteria and surveillance; (d) development of environmental health and resource protection manpower; (e) serves as a regional technical information and reference centre in environmental planning and engineering, and human ecology; (f) development of environmental management programmes dealing with the promotion of policies and/or activities collectively supported by the World Health Assembly or other international forums. Main 'areas of technical collaboration': (a) Community water supply and sanitation; (b) Environmental health in rural and urban development and housing; (c) Health risk assessment of potentially toxic chemicals; (d) Control of environmental health hazards; (d) Food safety. Organizes workshops.


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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • Health
    • WHO Bodies
    • Hospitals
  • Environment
    • Environment

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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4. Jul 1996
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