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Global Environmental Health Events Archive

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Event Date Location Topic Materials
Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on Children’s Environmental Health
In May 2019, NIEHS collaborated with the WHOCC at Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok, SEARO and UNICEF EAPRO to organize the Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on Children’s Environmental Health (CEH). At the meeting, participants discussed cross-cutting issues and commonalities among countries/regions; lessons learned, explored policy-relevant research collaborations and reviewed availability of educational tools to help translate research findings into tangible outputs. The meeting also helped set the agenda for the International Conference in Children’s Environmental Health the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for CEH. This regional meeting allowed networking of scientists, researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region and increased awareness of the issue of the environmental threats to children’s health, with the ultimate goal of improving children’s environmental health, both regionally and globally.

Publication:

5/01/2019 Bangkok, Thailand CEH
Chronic Kidney Diseases in Agricultural Communities Workshop
In June 2018, NIEHS partnered with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to host the Chronic Kidney Diseases in Agricultural Communities workshop. The workshop brought together nephrologists, pathologists, epidemiologists, toxicologists, and other researchers to address clinical, social, and scientific complexities of CKDu.
6/25/2018 Bethesda, Maryland CKDu Media
GEH Day 2016
The Inaugural Global Environmental Health Day was held in 2016 with the theme “Exploring Global Environmental Health, at NIEHS, in the Triangle, and Around the World”. The day featured NIEHS and Research Triangle Park experts and fellows sharing global environmental research health experiences.
6/29/2016 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Other GEH Day 2016 Videos
GEH Day 2017
The second annual Global Environmental Health Day featured the theme “Global Community Empowerment Through Community-Engaged Research”. Presenters on separate panels shared experiences in Citizen Science and Community Engaged Research and a video session featuring global health research and poster presentations rounded out the day.
9/15/2017 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Other GEH Day 2017 Videos
GEH Day 2018
NIEHS invited the public to its third annual Global Environmental Health Day - "Global Environmental Health Research Translation and Lessons Learned". Speakers shared experiences and insights about research translation, conducting research in the field, and the role of earth observations in environmental health. There were two panel presentations, a poster session and a roundtable discussion.
6/06/2018 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Other GEH Day 2018 Videos
International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology
NIEHS sponsored a session on Climate, Environment and Health (CEH) at the 18th International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology, and funded travel for two experts to attend the conference: Peter Sly, M.D., from the University of Queensland, and Aneesa Vanker, M.D., from the University of Cape Town. This annual event, which is attended by physicians from around the world, has rarely emphasized the role of the environment in children’s health. The CEH session was well received; several participants asked for additional information.
6/23/2018 Toledo, Spain CEH Report
Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Electronic Waste
NIEHS hosted a symposium in New Delhi to share information, case studies, and common challenges in conducting e-waste research.

Publication:

11/17/2017 New Delhi, India Electronic Waste Report
South Asian Children’s Environmental Health Regional Workshop
Seeking to form a stronger network of researchers interested in CEH in the Asia-Pacific region, NIEHS organized the South Asian Children’s Environmental Health Workshop, held November 2017, in New Delhi, India. The event brought together researchers who study children’s unique vulnerabilities to environmental exposures, and who are working on a range of international, regional, and local initiatives. The workshop featured case studies and situation reports on Tajikistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. By bringing together researchers from diverse places, the workshop aimed to establish a coordinated approach to address priority research areas and needs related to CEH. Discussion topics included similarities and differences in CEH statistics and research approaches in South Asia, regional interests, and the needs of participants in the Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Children’s Environmental Health. Case studies and discussions were published in a final meeting report.

Publication:

11/12/2017 New Delhi, India CEH Report
Third International Workshop on Chronic Kidney Diseases of Uncertain/Non-traditional Etiology in Mesoamerica and Other Regions
NIEHS staff joined in the planning of, and NIEHS provided financial support to the March 2019 Third International Workshop on Chronic Kidney Diseases of Uncertain/Non-traditional Etiology in Mesoamerica and Other Regions held in San José, Costa Rica. This workshop brought together experts from a range of disciplines and geographic areas. The workshop was planned through collaboration across the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)), World Health Organization Regional Offices (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO), and the Consortium for the Epidemic of Nephropathy in Central America and Mexico (CENCAM).
3/20/2019 San José, Costa Rica CKDu

Media

Report

Expert Consultation on 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.
5/17/2012 Geneva, Switzerland Other Report
Framing the NIEHS Agenda on Climate Change

Presentations:

4/16/2008 Bethesda, Maryland Climate Change Report
Health Burden of Indoor Air Pollution on Women and Children in Developing Countries
In May 2011, NIEHS partnered with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the Fogarty International Center (FIC) to convene an international workshop on the “Health Burden of Indoor Air Pollution on Women and Children in Developing Countries.” Nine workgroups deliberated on research needs in specific focus areas, including cancer, cardiovascular outcomes, infection, respiratory disease, exposure assessment and biomarkers, pregnancy and neonatal outcomes, burns and eye injuries, and behavioral and empowerment issues. These recommendations have informed the research agenda of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as well as NIH and other institutions.

Publications:

5/09/2011 Bethesda, Maryland Cookstoves Agenda
National Center for Atmospheric Research 2/27/2003 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Climate Change Report
Primary Prevention: Avoiding Non-Communicable Diseases by Reducing Early Life Exposure
A 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 health organizations devoted to reducing 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.
5/13/2012 Paris, France DOHaD

Agenda

Related Lancet Commentary

Report

Regional WHO-PAHO Collaborating Centers Biannual Conference 10/24/2011 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Other Report
Side Event to ICCM3
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.
9/16/2012 Nairobi, Kenya NCD’s  
Workshop on Health Care Facility Climate Change Resiliency
PAHO collaborated with Health Canada (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States), the Cana¬dian Coalition for Green Health Care, the National Institute of Public Health (Institut national de santé publique, Quebec City, Québec, Canada; INSPQ) and Synergie Santé Environment (Montreal, Québec, Canada) to convene international experts for a workshop on “Health Care Facility Climate Change Resiliency,” held in Montreal, Québec, Canada. At the workshop, WHOCC’s from the PAHO region focused on health care system resilience and existing toolkits to assist facilities in adapting to increasingly severe extreme weather events.

Publication:

9/22/2015 Montreal, Canada Climate Change

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