Ugu receives national recognition

2017-10-26 06:00

OUR efforts to efficiently adhere to the National Environmental Health Services Standards have yielded positive results with our municipality receiving recognition and being awarded the best performing municipality in terms of the National Norms and Standards for Environmental Health at the Alfred Nzo Environmental Health Excellence Awards held recently.

These awards were held under the auspices of World Environmental Health Day in Empangeni on September 26.

Our municipality achieved the highest score of 75% out of 52 municipalities, following an audit process on national norms and standards, which was conducted on January 27, 2016 by the National Department of Health, Environmental Health and Port Health Services.

The purpose of this audit was to strengthen the provision of environmental health services, while identifying gaps and proposing solutions in addressing identified gaps and challenges in the delivery of environmental health services.

World Environmental Health Day commemoration was marked by a two-day conference under the theme “Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality”. The conference focused on air quality, environmental health and environmental health challenges.

As Ugu District Municipality we commit to ensuring that our municipality continues to promote and strengthen environmental health at all levels of government and in our communities.

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