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Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health

1.Name of Technical Division

Centre for Environmental & Occupational Health

2.Full Mailing Address

National Centre for Disease Control,

22- Sham Nath Marg,

Delhi 110 054

Telephone: 011 23946662

Email: ncdc.ceoh@gmail.com

3.Name, Qualification, Designation and Contact Details of the Head of the Division

Dr C S Aggarwal (MD),

Additional Director and Head

4.Other officers in the Division

(Name, Qualification & Designation)

1. Dr Jai Karan (MD), Dy Director

2. Dr Shikha Vardhan (MD), Asst Director

3. Dr Pranil Kamble (MD), Asst Director

 

5.Units within the Division:

Sr No.

Unit Name

Officer InCharge

-

-

-

 

6.   NCDC Branches under the Division : NA

7.   Broad outline of activities of the Division :

Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health a new centre functional at NCDC since February 2015 with the following objectives:

  Enhance health-sector leadership for creating a healthier environment through intensifying primary prevention aimed at tackling the root causes of environmental & occupational threats to health, and influencing public policies in all sectors to respond to emerging & re-emerging consequences of development.

  Provide technical assistance and support to Central and State governments for strengthening environmental & occupational health policy-making, planning of preventive interventions, service delivery and surveillance.

  Identify, assess & promote actions that reduce the burden of diseases associated with environmental pollution and occupational hazards.

  Make evidence-based assessments, and formulate & update norms & guidance on major environmental & occupational hazards to health.

  Support development of technical & operational guidelines & manuals, building capacity, for preparedness & timely response to minimize health consequences following disasters.

  Plan & conduct operational research on critical areas to support programme activities.

Major Activities conducted:

o    Centre has been part of National Expert Group on Climate change and Health (NEGCCH). To draw on the available technical resources in the country for formulation of a policy, strategy and action plan on climate change and health, a National Expert Group on Climate Change and Health has been constituted with leading academicians, researchers, administrators and policy makers. 

o    Centre is coordinating the meetings of the Core group constituted under the chairmanship of Director NCDC to develop the methodology for reporting/creation of information system of health impact in Critically Polluted areas for Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI).

 

8.   Unitwise broad activities : NA

9.   Services: NA

10.    Training Programmes : NIL

11.  Major Achievements: NA

12.  Research Projects undertaken: NIL

13.  Publications: IEC material on air pollution and human health

                          WORKSHOP: Building the bridge between air quality weather and health in India

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