Environmental Health draws its mandate from the Lesotho Constitution 1993. Section 27(Protection of health) of the constitution indicates that Lesotho shall adopt policies aimed at ensuring the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health for its citizens, including policies designed to – (a) provide for the reduction of stillbirth rate and of infant mortality and for the healthy development of the child; (b) improve environmental and industrial hygiene; (c) provide for the prevention, treatment, and control of epidemic, endemic, occupational and other diseases; (d) create conditions which would assure to all, medical service and medical attention in the event of sickness; and (e) improve public health.
To provide quality nursing and midwifery care at all levels and setting of health care services:
Overall objective: To prevent and control Environment-related diseases and other conditions of public health importance in Lesotho.
Services: Environmental Health services are provided in all districts of Lesotho through the District Environmental Health offices under the guidance of the Environmental Health Department’s Head Quarters team.
Food Hygiene and Safety
Occupational Health and Safety
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Vector and Rodent control
Health Care Waste Management