15th WCEH 2018

Wednesday 21st

Wednesday 21 March 2018




Environmental Health in the South Pacific – Public Health, Food Safety and Biosecurity, New Zealand Room 1

0900 – 0945

Environmental health – a global picture

Natasha Murray, Principal Advisor, Public Health, Ministry of Health, New Zealand

0945 – 1030

Environmental health - a Pacific perspective

Dr Angela Merianos, Team Coordinator, Pacific Health Security, Communicable Diseases and Climate Change World Health Organisation, Suva, Fiji

1030 - 1100

Morning Tea and Poster viewing - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

1100 – 1145

Environmental health at the sharp end - managing responses in New Zealand

David Yard, Senior Response Manager, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

1145 - 1230

Food safety in New Zealand – an overview

Sally Johnston, Manager Food and Beverage, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

1230 - 1330

Lunch - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

1330 - 1700







Food Safety
New Zealand Room 1

 Public Health
New Zealand Room 2


  1330 - 1400

Improving Food Safety Outcomes
Belinda Davies, Queensland University of Technology, Australia    

Ebola in Sierra Leone: A Journey as an EHO
Harold Figuero, Metro South Public Health Unit, Australia    


1400 - 1430

Sous Vide pasteurisation of eggs: a simple method to produce eggs free from Salmonella contamination

Dr Harriet Whiley, Flinders University, Australia

Gold Mining and acute respiratory infections in children – a retrospective cohort study in Fiji

Saula Matakarawa, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

1430 - 1500

Formal education of future food handlers – capacity to handle food safety issues

Dr Andrej Ovca, University Of Ljubljana, Slovenia    

Drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion health interventions in two slum communities in Uganda

Dr David Musoke, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda    

1500 - 1530

Afternoon Tea and Poster viewing - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

1530 - 1600

The role of local authorities, food handler and community in food premises management in urban country

Mr Khairil Anuar Mohamed, Ampang Jaya Municipal Council, Malaysia    

Drinking water crises of Havelock North (NZ) and Flint (USA) - A flagrant disregard of public health

Dr Stuart McLaren, Massey University, New Zealand 

1600 - 1630

Putting the customer first - helping ensure food safety is on the menu

Chris Hewins, Specialist Adviser, Retail Sale, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand   

 Meta analysis of effects of atmospheric pollution

Dr Andreja Kukec, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia



1630 – 1700

Can I barbecue my goat? Homekill rules and requirements in New Zealand

Duncan Lash, Acting Manager Production & Processing, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

Use of Geographical Information Systems for mosquito surveillance

Brian Rae and Michael Prior, Auckland International Airport, New Zealand



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