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​Environmental Health Services covers the assessment, correction, control and prevention of factors in the environment that can adversely affect human health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments


The National Health Act, 2004 defines Municipal Health Services in terms of nine key competencies:

  • Water quality monitoring
  • Food control
  • Waste management
  • Health surveillance of premises
  • Environmental pollution control
  • Surveillance and prevention of communicable disease
  • Vector control
  • Disposal of the Dead and
  • Chemical safety.