UN Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage: the importance of Occupational Health

On September 23, ICOH Secretary-General Prof. Sergio Iavicoli participated in the High-Level Meeting at the United Nations, for the adoption of the UN Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage by Heads of State and Government.

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ICOH Secretary-General at International Conference of Occupational Health Services – Taipei, September 2-3, 2019

The ICOH Secretary-General Prof. Sergio Iavicoli was invited as a speaker to the International Conference of Occupational Health Services, an event with a focus on mental health, held in Taipei on September 2-3, 2019. On this occasion, Prof. Iavicoli gave two lectures on mental health, one on work-related stress and the other on psychosocial risk factors.


ICOH Officers meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa - August 3-4, 2019

ICOH Officers meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa - August 3-4, 2019An ICOH Officers meeting was held in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 3-4, 2019, in conjunction with the SASOM-MEDICHEM Joint Congress 2019.
The meeting aimed at a review of the progress of the ICOH activities, including the work of National Secretaries and Scientific Committees, and planning of the next actions. The Officers also discussed the main issues in preparation of the next ICOH 2021 Congress and the Midterm meeting to be held in 2020.

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Prof. Marko Saric passed away

Prof. Marko Saric passed awayIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of the ICOH Honorary Member Professor, Academician, Marko Saric of Croatia. Marko was a distinguished professor, Institute Director and Academician in Croatia, in the famous Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Andrea Stampar School of Medicine.

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Prof. Sven Hernberg passed away

Prof. Sven Hernberg passed awayIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Prof. Sven Hernberg on June 10, 2019. ICOH Past President, Prof. Jorma Rantanen, has written an obituary in his memory.

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United Nations: Occupational health for all workers and the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage - “Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World”

On April 29-30, the ICOH Secretary-General Prof. Sergio Iavicoli represented ICOH at the United Nations to promote the inclusion of occupational health in the High Level meeting final draft to be adopted by the Heads of State and Government meeting in September.

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Dr Marilyn Fingerhut receives the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alice Hamilton Award

Dr Marilyn Fingerhut receives the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alice Hamilton AwardDr Marilyn Fingerhut, former Vice-President of ICOH, received the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alice Hamilton Award on May 23. The nomination was submitted by Dave Zalk, former President of the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) and an active AIHA member.

The picture shows Dr Fingerhut being introduced by AIHA President Cindy Ostrowski.

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Two ICOH Statements presented at the Seventy-second World Health Assembly

ICOH President Dr. Jukka Takala delivered two statements at the Seventy-second World Health Assembly, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

A joint statement by the ICOH, IOHA and IEA on Universal Occupational Health Coverage, UOHC was delivered on May 21. To read the full version of the joint statement, please click here.

A second statement by ICOH was delivered to contribute to the agenda item 11.6: Health, environment and climate change, on May 22. To read the full version of the ICOH statement, please click here.


“New avenues for prevention of occupational cancer: a global policy perspective”: position statement published in OEM

We are pleased to announce that, in follow up to the Policy Forum held at the ICOH 2018 Congress, the position paper “New avenues for prevention of occupational cancer: a global policy perspective” has been published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine – OEM Journal. The article can be accessed via the following link: https://oem.bmj.com/content/76/6/360.


ICOH at Non-state actor consultation on the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All (GAP)

The ICOH Secretary-General Prof. Sergio Iavicoli will represent ICOH at the Non-state actor consultation on the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All (GAP) on 30 April 2019 in New York, USA.

The consultation provides an opportunity for face-to-face discussion focused on Community and Civil Society Engagement, Determinants of Health, Primary Health Care.


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