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Chronic Kidney Disease on the Rise in South Asia and Central America
With chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) becoming a wide-spread threat to health among the agricultural populations of developing countries, NIEHS is giving CKDu increasing priority as a global health issue.

Reducing Harm from Lead Battery Recycling in Vietnam
Investigators funded by the NIH Fogarty International Center use research findings as a call to action to clean up lead contamination in Dong Mai village, a lead battery recycling center in northern Vietnam.

Worker in a lead battery recycling facility

Hybrid Delphi Survey Uncovers Research and Training Needs in Colombia
An NIH-funded research team recently sought to learn how environmental and occupational health experts in Colombia perceive their country’s highest-priority exposures.

WHO Climate Changes Health Infographic
A new infographic from the World Health Organization outlines the health impacts of climate change.

Raising Awareness of the Environmental Origins of Disease and Celebrating 25 Years of Research
The NIEHS WHOCC has played a significant role advancing research on the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD).

Grants and Funding
Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative

Emerging Global Leader Award for low- or middle-income country scientists

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01) (PAR-17-002)

Upcoming Events

Society of Toxicology 2017
March 12-16, 2017
SOT 56th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo

Save the Date: TGHC Global Health Career Day
January 27, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Triangle Global Health Career Day provides an excellent opportunity for organizations to connect with highly qualified and passionate people interested in a career in global health.

NIEHS Environmental Health Science FEST
December 5-8, 2016
EHS FEST will bring together researchers, community engagement teams, trainees, and young investigators supported by NIEHS for several days of scientific dialogue.

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 22-23, 2017
The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's leading and largest global health conference.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health
April 6-9, 2017
Consortium of Universities for Global Health; Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems