Environmental Health is a branch of public Health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health.
Environment Health Division (E.H.D) is responsible for monitoring & ensuring the best Environmental Health practices are adhered to at all times. The (E.H.D) also has a Vector Control Unit, which periodically monitors, investigates and terminates various forms of vectors, that threatens human wellbeing.
The entire division consists of 13 Environmental Health officers (EHO’s) and about 45 vector control officers, with offices in every parish, including Carriacou and Petite Martinique, that supervise the various districts and monitor the island’s Sea and Air ports.
Of paramount importance is the health and safety of the public which remains the department’s number one priority.
Most of the Environmental Health officers (EHO’s) from time to time undergo many different training in areas of food safety, food borne diseases investigation, mass surveillance, etc.
Public Health Safety Services include but not limited to the following: food safety investigation, water quality, waste management, monitor, investigates, control and evaluate the spread of infectious diseases as well as controlling the spread of hazardous materials.
Officers within the (E.H.D) can be reached by calling the Ministry of Health Health Promotion Division, Currently it is staffed with six officers.
The mission of this Division is to promote the practice of good health habits and disseminate information designed at educating people. With the Promise; In light of the forgoing we wish to clearly state that we are cognizant of the fact that the greatest resource of any country is its people and a healthy nation is a wealthy nation.
Therefore we are committed to providing a wide range of services that are equitable, accessible, affordable, appropriate and timely to meet the needs of the population.
We therefore promise at all times we will do what is humanly and legally possible to save lives and “Put Health First.”