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Neurotoxicant exposures: impact on maternal and child health in Suriname - LMIC Award

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Neurotoxicant exposures: impact on maternal and child health in Suriname

Principal Institution

Academisch Ziekenhuis Paramaribo

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Zijlmans, Wilco; Lichtveld, Maureen Y; Mans, Dennis R A

Project Contact Information

Email: cwrzijlmans@researchcentersuriname.org

Project Website

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Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (CCREOH)

Year(s) Awarded

2015-2021

Country

Suriname

Collaborators

Tulane University
Anton de Kom University of Suriname

NIH Partners

GEOHealth funding partners include NCI, NIEHS, NIOSH (CDC) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Project Description

Suriname, a country in South America, faces a triple public health burden: high perinatal mortality, environmental contamination potentially related to growing mining and agricultural development, and a lack of environmental policies. To strengthen the country's capacity to address this burden, Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine presents a research training grant entitled: Neurotoxicant Exposures: Impact on Maternal and Child Health in Suriname, that will implement short term training tailored to the research theme, Caribbean-wide professional development and policy workshops, certificate training in environmental health and industrial hygiene, graduate degrees in environmental and occupational health, and mentored research experiences.

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