Southern Hemisphere Tracking Network
A growing network of practitioners involved in building Environmental Public Health Tracking and surveillance in southern hemisphere countries, including New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific Region. For more information email INPHETInfo@gmail.com
Outdoor Air and Health Surveillance
The INPHET workgroup on Ourdoor Air and Health Surveillance aims to produce on a regular basis:
- a document providing guidance on basic requirements for launching a simple surveillance system for air pollution and health at the city level
- an inventory and/or case studies on how air pollution exposure and health outcome data have been used to advance policies at national and local levels
The working group helped to set up the International Carbon Monoxide Research Network (ICORN) to take forward some work to produce a global burden of disease from CO poisoning estimate. See https://internationalcoresearch.org/ website for more details.
The working group is involved in supporting human biomonitoring activities for Tracking and surveillance purposes. The working group is part of the European Commission funded HBM4EU project https://www.hbm4eu.eu/
Co-operation with low and middle income countries
The working group aims to support development of EPHT activities and systems in low and middle income countries, by sharing best practice and facilitating access to international experts.
A 2 day Tracking workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia, was held on the 31st Jan to 1st Feb, 2019, funded by the European Commission’s TAIEX programme. The workshop was hosted by the Georgian National Centre for Disease Control. The objectives of workshop was to share tracking experiences in Georgia and neighbouring countries in the Euro Asiatic Region. Health and environment administrations of the Eurasian region too part, along with international EHPT experts to support development of tracking activities in the region. INPHET members were invited to speak at the conference. More information is available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/TMSWebRestrict/resources/js/app/#/library/detail/66601