Young Samanyika has been appointed as an Honorary Vice-President of the Institute. Young is President of the Malawi Environmental Health Association (MEHA) and is the Principal Environmental Health Officer at the Ministry of Health in Malawi.  MEHA is one of the Institute’s international partners. Young has visited Scotland on two occasions both facilitated by REHIS and he presented a paper at the Institute’s Environmental Health Update event in 2009.  MEHA, under the Presidency of Young, has progressed the development of the Environmental Health Service and has revitalised the role of MEHA in Malawi.  The latter includes the introduction of CPD for members.  Honorary Vice-President appointments are for periods of up to three years and can be extended by the Council.