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

Virtual ISDE board meeting took place 2020/12/12. Next general assembly and postponed 30th (31st) anniversary November 2021 in Italy. Exact date and place to be confirmed!

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 ISDE General Assembly took place in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 23rd, 2017
before the First Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention.


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