Tadweer organizes ustainable Public Health Conference as part of EcoWASTE 2016
As part of EcoWASTE 2016, Tadweer, the Center of Waste Management, Abu Dhabi organized Sustainable Public Health Conference.
The event witnessed the participation of representatives of the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi, the Municipality of Jeddah from Saudi Arabia, BCE International and B & G Equipment from the United States of America, PMC, Irshad and Eagle Pest Control from the United Arab Emirates, Aquatain Products PTY LTD from Australia, and Inesfly Corporation from Spain.
During his opening speech, Eng. Mohamed Al Marzouqi, Director of the Public Health Pest Management Projects in Tadweer, stated that “This conference provides an important platform to discuss the negative effects of pest control on public health and sustainable methods that can be followed to minimize those effects. This conference comes within the framework of Tadweer’s efforts to preserve the environment, prevent the proliferation of pests, and raise the level of public health. In addition, it comes in line with the comprehensive and sustainable economic development efforts witnessed by the UAE in general and Abu Dhabi in particular.”
He added that “In line with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and on the basis of Tadweer’s vital role in treating waste management safely, effectively and economically across Abu Dhabi, public health pest control has become one of Tadweer’s priorities. This initiative is part of the process of ensuring sustainable public health in Abu Dhabi and aims to achieve a sustainable healthy environment for all members of the community. With public health pest control being a major highlight of EcoWASTE 2016, this exhibition provides a unique opportunity to review the best international practices in public health pest control.”
Organizing the Sustainable Public Health Conference is a first of its kind initiative in the region. It is considered a unique opportunity to exchange experiences and insights, with the participation of experts and specialists from the UAE, Spain, the United States of America, Australia, and the Middle East.
During the conference, participants and speakers discussed the latest trends in public health, pest control and the latest solutions, environmental friendly technologies in this field in addition to the latest studies and international best practices. This will contribute to expand horizons in the fields of environment and pest control, exchange of experiences, enhance Abu Dhabi, and support all sectors, including the agricultural, environmental and health sectors.
Dr. William Robinson from the United States, said “He is delighted by his visit to Abu Dhabi and his participation in this conference. He stressed that his participation focused on the pest control equipment and mechanisms that are used in hospitals and hotels. In addition, he shared the USA’s experience and expertise in this important and sensitive area.”
Mr. Graham Strchan from Australia, stated in his presentation about public health pest control products. He shared the Australian experience and expertise in this field, thanking Tadweer for inviting him to be part of this conference.
Dr. Pilar Mateo from Spain shared a glimpse of the modern techniques used in public health pest control. In addition, she spoke about Spain’s experience in this field, and expressed her happiness to be in Abu Dhabi and to participate in this conference.
Eng. Fahad Saleh Alzahrani from the Municipality of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, shared the experience of the Municipality with Dengue Fever. At the same time, he stressed on the leadership of the United Arab Emirates in the field of sustainable environment, and thanked Tadweer for inviting him to attend and participate in this important conference.
The Sustainable Public Health Conference witnessed the participation of Mr. Graham Strchan from Australia, Mr. Frank Meek and Dr. William Robinson from the United States of America, Dr. Mohammad Mosa from Eagle Pest Control, UAE, Eng Yasar Al Khalili from PMC, UAE, Eng. Abdelnaser Abo El Hajja from Irshad, UAE, Dr. Yasser Sharif and Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah from the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi, Eng. Fahad Saleh Alzahrani from the Municipality of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, and Dr. Pilar Mateo from Spain.