Environmental Health Scientists Association of Nigeria

About Us


EHSAN is a non- profit, non-governmental, and professionally-oriented umbrella organization for all scientists, including academics, researchers and industrialists in the field of Environmental Health. It is an organization committed to being a world-class organization leading the drive to ensure a healthy Nigerian society through effective and efficient environmental health management.

EHSAN was established on June 5, 1995, by a group of six graduate students in the pioneer class of Master of Public Health (Environmental Health) programme in the then Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. The Association has members across the country and currently has a student wing known as the Environmental Health Students’ Association. EHSAN is duly registered with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission with registration number CAC/IT/NO 81569 and an academic member of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) based in the UK.

The Association has over the years contributed immensely to the development and growth of the Environmental Health profession; engaged in action-oriented, evidence-based and resource-driven environmental health activities at the community level; increased the relevance and visibility of Environmental Health Science through strategic linkages and partnerships, and promoted scholarship and leadership amongst young environmental health scientists in various institutions of learning in Nigeria.

Some of the significant landmarks and milestones recorded by the Association include pioneering the commemoration of the World Environment Day and World Environmental Health Day Celebrations in Oyo State; initiating the establishment of Youth Environment Scout (YES) Clubs in Schools; staging of the annual conference on Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS), and the annual publication of the African Journal of Environmental Health Sciences (AJEHS), a peer-reviewed journal that disseminates quality research findings from Nigeria, member countries of African Academy of Environmental Health Sciences, and globally. The association has also partnered with the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in organizing the monthly distinguished lecture series (DLS).

The association is governed at the National level by the National Executive Council and at the regional and state levels by the regional coordinators and State executives respectively. This is hinged on the need to decentralize leadership and organizational structure of the organization, which like other frontline associations is expected to drive scientific activities of the profession in Nigeria as well as give meaning, depth, and credence to the association.

1. Promote a virile science culture among members by encouraging innovative research (to strengthen scholarship and impact the society positively).

2. Engage in discourse and dialogue leading to policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation (to ensure currency and vibrancy of the system).

3. Encourage strong partnerships among members to boost active participation in technical environmental programmes viz Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Audit(EA), Environmental Monitoring Programme (EMP) etc

4. Organise symposium for World Environmental Health Day Celebration (to deepen environmental health culture).

5. Stage annual conference on Environmental Health Sciences (to foster collaboration and networking locally and internationally).

6. Facilitate lectures, seminars, and workshops for members and the general public (to expand knowledge frontiers).

7. Carry out advocacy and media outreach for sustainable environmental health (to increase awareness, visibility, and relevance).

8. Support Establishment of Youth Environmental Scout clubs in Schools (to build capacity for the future).

9. Document and publish environmental health information in print and electronic platforms (to propagate the norms, tenets and contributions of the association).

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Why should you join EHSAN?

  • When you become a member of EHSAN you join a network of professionals who are dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. This allows you to build new linkages and partnerships amongst different stakeholders in Environmental Health.
  • You automatically become a member of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH), an organisation whose full members are national associations representing the interests of environmental health professionals throughout the World. The Federation works to disseminate knowledge concerning environmental health and promote co-operation between countries where environmental health issues are transboundary. It promotes the interchange of people working in this sector and the exchange of Member’s publications of a scientific and technical nature.
  • As a member of EHSAN, you have the opportunity to attend the annual conference on Environmental Health Sciences and different specialized workshops at a discounted rate.
  • As a member, you can participate in the yearly celebration of the World Environmental Health Day as well as the World Environmental Day. These are events that encourage and stimulates worldwide awareness and action for environmental health.
  • The association avails you the opportunity to expand the new research horizon among scholars.
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