Centre for Environmental Health

Build capacity in environmental health research


TISS organises teaching programmes to facilitate the development of competent and committed professionals for practice, research, and teaching. Currently, a one-year diploma course is provided in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) at Tuljapur campus with the support of the Centre for Environmental Health. An elective course on Urban Sanitation and Solid Waste Management has been offered to Master's students of School of Habitat Studies. In the coming years, in partnership with PHFI, TISS will be developing courses on Environmental Health. Research and pedagogy will be expanded in the coming years to other environmental risk factors including climate change, urban environmental health, and solid waste management including medical and electronic waste management.

 

Other activities by CEH

1. National Seminar on Developing an agenda for Urban Environmental Health on June 8, 2018

Urban Environmental Health  is a subset of urban health concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health in the cities, preventing diseases and promoting well being of the population. Challenges of inequality in urban space persist, and health of the urban poor has not been a priority to the local governments but a response to emergencies. Many actors also play a role in urban environmental health. However, not much work has been done on urban environmental health. Urban environmental health is not just a matter of policy gaps. It is a subject whose varied dimensions need to be elaborated, the link between environmental factors and health clarified and results incorporated in policy, planning, design of cities and health service. In this context, CEH- TISS conducted a one day seminar titled- Developing an agenda for Urban Environmental Health on 8th July 2018. Experts from various fields presented their papers on different Environmental Health issues and had intense discussion of the current situation and challenges from distinct perspectives and domains.

2. Panel Discussion on Food Safety and Food Security on World Environmental Health Day 2018

The theme of 2018 World Environmental Health Day was Global Food Safety and Sustainability. On the Occasion of World Environmental Health Day on 26th September 2018, CEH-TISS organized a panel discussion titled “Food Security and Food Safety in India: Concerns and Challenges.”  Eminent scholars from different fields were invited to provide a comprehensive understanding of food security and safety in India along with the nutritional challenges that India face.

3. Gender Sensitization, sexuality and rights workshop

Workshop conducted related to gender, sexuality and rights and keeping in mind these aspects in relation to access to dignied sanitation solution.