Global Environmental Health problems are complex. Solving them requires collaborative approaches to research and extensive partnerships. NIEHS has a long history of partnering with other government, academia, non-governmental, and international organizations to provide essential scientific information and to work to reduce the burden of global disease associated with environmental exposures.
World Health Organization (WHO)
NIEHS and WHO have a history of collaboration that stretches back over 30 years - Collaboration between the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Highlights from 30 years of Partnership (1MB) . More recent collaborative activities include:
Primary Prevention: Avoiding Non-Communicable Diseases by Reducing Early Life Exposure
This side event to the Prenatal Programming and Toxicology III Workshop in Paris, France, in July 2012 brought together scientific experts on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) with leaders of the global movement to reduce the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The objective: explore ways to incorporate prenatal and early life preventive measures to reduce environmental contributions to NCDs.
Measuring Health Gains from Sustainable Development
NIEHS partnered with WHO to convene an expert consultation on potential health indicators for sustainable development goals in non-health sectors in Geneva, Switzerland on May 17-18, 2012. The reports and recommendations produced by this meeting were presented by WHO at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil in June 2012.
- Measuring Health Gains from Sustainable Development (5MB)
- Thematic briefings:
Recent and Ongoing Efforts by WHO and the United Nations Environment Program on EDCs
As part of a series of joint activities on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), NIEHS co-sponsored with WHO a side event at the third International Conference on Chemicals Management ( ICCM3 ) in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 16, 2012.
WHO–NIEHS Cooperative Agreement
For more than 30 years, WHO and NIEHS partnered through a cooperative agreement that produced seminal reports and recommendation on chemicals management and children’s environmental health, among other topics.
- Collaboration between the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Highlights from 30 years of Partnership (1MB)
Pan-American Health Organization
As the regional representative of WHO in the Americas, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) is an important partner for NIEHS. NIEHS collaborates with PAHO on a number of activities.
Innovation Collaborative on Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development
NIEHS provides financial and technical support to the IOM Roundtable on Environmental Health, Sciences, Research, and Medicine. In recent years, the Roundtable has focused several activities on Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development. In the fall of 2012, the IOM and NIEHS launched an Innovation Collaborative on Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development to focus additional activities on convening stakeholders and disseminating scientific information in this area.
NIEHS-IOM-PAHO Global Environmental Health Innovation Collaborative Webinar Series
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
NIEHS, along with other institutes, represents the National Institutes of Health to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, whose members seek to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.