Mission Statement

What we want to achieve

The main purpose of ISDE is to help defend our environment both locally and globally to prevent numerous illnesses, ensure the necessary conditions for health, and improve the quality of life. In order to safeguard the health of our own generation and of future ones, we must care for the environment.
ISDE was established as a tool for educating and updating physicians and the general public, and stimulating awareness and initiatives by public and private bodies, in particular governmental agencies.
The Association intends to reach out to all, as fellow citizens of the world.

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The International Society Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)

is affiliated to the open access journal IJERPH (ISSN 1660-4601; CODEN: IJERGQ) published semi-monthly online by MDPI. The journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health.
IJERPH is covered by leading indexing services, including the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus and other relevant databases.
ISDE members enjoy a discount on the article processing charges in the journal IJERPH.


Latest News

Recent activities with ISDE involvment

Tribute to Wim Zwart Voorspuij, July 6th, 2024

Successful joint workshop on Environmental Health (Uzbekistan-Austria) in Vienna (May 24, 2024) under ISDE umbrella.

Letter by ISDE member Giovanni Ghirga to BMJ.

ISDE & INCHES conference "Mother and Child Health – Environmental Impact" in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Oct. 27-28, 2023: More than 300 participants, more than 50 presentations from more than 20 countries all over the world: Read the Conference Statement here!

ISDE AGM: Nukus, 14.00 – 18.00 CET  29 October 2023: New president Oral Ataniyazova confirmed. President elect: Hanns Moshammer

ISDE input at the Second International Negotiating Conference (INC2) on Plastic Pollution hosted in UNESCO HQ in Paris.

ISDE at 2023 UN Water Conference. Participating Dr. Max Weidmann, Dr. Ellen Ferranti, Dr. Cathey Falvo. Organising "Water&ClimateChange"

Statement on World Malaria Day April 25, 2023.

Report from COP27

Directing Board meeting: 2022-10-22 afternoon, 23 morning, in Pavia, Italy (College of Physicians).

We mourne the death of Dr. Mahmood A. Khwaja

SDPI book 2nd edition: "LEGACY POLLUTION: Emerging environmental and Health Impacts"

Virtual ISDE board meeting took place 2020/12/12.

SDPI book launch: "Poisons in our environment": Wed., August 12, 2020, 11:00 a.m. GMT

Open Letter from Health Professionals to G20 in support of a Healthy Recovery

WHO Manifesto for a healthy and green COVID-19 recovery

Dr. Mahmood A. Khwaja, Ph.D., Senior Adviser, Chemicals & Health and Sustainable Industrial Development, SDPI, and former president of ISDE, has been given Chairman 's Pacific Basin Consortium (PBS) for Environment and Health 's Award, during PBC 18th Conference, at Jichi Medical University, Japan, September, 2019, for his contributions to research and PBC. Award recieved at SDPI, Islamabad. Pakistan/October 7, 2019.

Glyphosate Appeal

Cooperation between ISDE and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
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The next ISDE assembly will take place in Uzbekistan after the INCHES-ISDE conference Oct. 27-28, 2023.


Mercury from oil and gas: New publication coordinated by ISDE.

Minamata Convention enters into force on 16 August 2017!


...in the environment pose several hazards. SAICM has agreed to look into this issue.

Ferdinando Laghi Peter van den Hazel