(Environmental Health Institute)
As Singapore’s population continues to grow and the country becomes increasingly developed, it is necessary to be vigilant in maintaining its public health standards. Also, with increased travel and being a regional hub for tourists and businesses, there is a need to be vigilant in pre-empting the introduction of any emerging diseases.
The Environmental Health Institute (EHI) is the research arm within NEA’s Division of Public Health, and is dedicated to safeguarding environmental public health. Through its continuous risk assessment, surveillance and research, EHI has helped enhance NEA’s capabilities in surveillance, prevention and control of vector-borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya. It also initiates surveillance regimes needed to address the potential threat of other emerging environment-related infectious diseases.
The institute’s key thrust is to conduct applied and operationally relevant research and develop capabilities for cost-effective disease prevention and control. This is achieved via its five main environmental research programmes:
- Indoor Air Quality
While EHI does conduct studies on the effectiveness of public health related products and vector control tools, it does not provide any endorsements for any specific products or services provided by commercial entities.
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