Neurotoxicant exposures: impact on maternal and child health in Suriname - US 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
Tulane University of Louisiana
Principal Investigator(s) (PI)
Lichtveld, Maureen Y; Mans, Dennis R A; Zijlmans, Wilco
Project Contact Information
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Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (CCREOH)
Academisch Ziekenhuis Paramaribo, Suriname
Anton de Kom University of Suriname
GEOHealth funding partners include NCI, NIEHS, NIOSH (CDC) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
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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