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.Read more
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.
An 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.
It 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.Read more
It 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.Read more
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.Read more
Dr 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.
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.
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.
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.