ENVIRONMENT

We constantly interact with our environment which affects the quality of life, years of healthy live lived and our health disparities. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines environment in its relation to health as “all the physical, chemical and biological factors external to a person and all the related behaviours”.
Environmental health consists of preventing or controlling disease, injury and disability related to the interactions between people and their environment.
The Healthy People 2020 Environmental Health objectives focus on 6 themes each of which highlights an element of environmental health:
• Outdoor air quality
• Surface and ground water quality
• Toxic substances and hazardous wastes
• Homes and communities
• Infrastructure and surveillance
• Global environmental health
ACSVI has over the years sought to promote these Environmental Health themes in sub-urban and rural communities by visiting these communities and providing them with information and vocational training for women as well as the community leaders. ACSVI also participates in International Conferences so as to learn the best practices in advanced communities of the world in ensuring a sustainable and healthy environment as well as to obtaining progress report on the attainment of the 2020 Environmental Health objectives in these countries.
7th IWA CONFERENCE ON ODOURS AND AIR EMISSIONS
The Association of Community Social Volunteers International – ACSVI in line with our objectives and relation with the Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health of the Federal Ministry of Environment; requested for nomination of a staff of the Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health in the Ministry of Environment to participate in the 7th IWA Conference on Odours and Air Emissions. This Conference offers the most comprehensive forum where Pollution Control investment, new innovation in Odours and Air Emissions and financing will be discussed in view of Public Private Partnership. ACSVI delegates and the prospective nominee from the Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health in the Ministry of Environment will have the opportunity to join key decision makers shaping debates on and crafting solutions for the major issues facing the world’s Odours and Air Emissions systems.
It also provides the perfect opportunity to discuss and meet a wide range of companies seeking a combination of partners, investment opportunities and professional services in the Pollution Control and Environmental Health sector.
ACSVI have been invited by Warsaw University of Technology in association with IWA, the organizers of the 7th IWA Conference on Odours and Air Emissions to participate at the conference scheduled to be held in Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland from the 25th – 27th September, 2017.
ACSVI has duly nominated within its operational areas in the Federal Republic of Nigeria eight (8) members of its staff to be sponsored to attend the conference and has also resolved to fully sponsor in terms of travel expenditures one (01) staff member of the Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health of the Ministry to participate in 7th IWA Conference on Odours and Air Emissions.
Upon their return, the delegates would have attracted prospective Pollution Control and Environmental Health investors and partner companies to the Nigerian Environmental sector through global networking. They would have sought partnership with Environmental companies and donors as well as attract Public Private Partnership (PPP) investors, professional services, companies seeking to invest in safe Pollution Control, Odours and Air Emissions and environmental health education among some of the most at-risk communities in Nigeria.
Interestingly, ACSVI in collaboration with her donors, partners and corporate bodies have provided funds for this highly important event in view of the participation of the eight (08) delegates from our organization and one (01) staff from the Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health of the Ministry of Environment.