Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI)

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Jul 1980, on signature of an agreement drawn up Jul 1980, having been formally approved by U-XS6313 - Conference of Ministers Responsible for Health, 1979. Operational from 1982. Became a legal entity, 31 Aug 1988, on deposit of the 'Instruments of Ratification of the CEHI Agreement' by the required number of governments. Together with H-XE0054 - Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC), H-XE9766 - Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), H-XD0213 - Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) and H-XF9935 - CARPHA Drug Testing Laboratory (CRDTL), replaced by E-XJ1503 - Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Jul 2011.


Provide leadership to member states so as to improve and support policy development decisions consistent with goals and targets of the 'Caribbean Cooperation in Health (CCH)' initiative. Provide technical and advisory services to member states in all areas of environmental health management, including: water supplies; liquid waste and excreta disposal; solid waste management; water resources management; coastal zone management, including beach pollution; air pollution; occupational health; vector control; agricultural pollution and pesticide control; disaster prevention and preparedness; natural resources conservation; environmental institutional development; socio-economic aspects of environmental management. Promote and coordinate applied research; stimulate provision of engineering, public health, laboratory and other related environmental services; promote uniformity in professional practice, design, standards and technical methods in programmes formulated for improvement of environmental health and environmental management; promote activities to facilitate implementation of the Environmental Health Strategy.


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Governing Body: Conference of Ministers Responsible for Health. Council, comprising representatives of 5 participating states selected on a rotating basis and chaired by the Chairperson of the Conference of Ministers. Executive Director. Units (4): Information Services; Marketing and Communications; Programme; Technical Services.


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



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