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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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PAHO Proposes Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change for the Americas
The Pan American Health Organization Executive Committee approved the drafting of a new 2020-2030 Strategy on Health, Environment, and Climate Change for the Region of the Americas in time for next year’s meeting.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, and the Regional Director for the Americas poses with representatives from Ministries of Health from the Americas

Arsenic Linked to Children’s Immune Function in Bangladesh
Prenatal exposure to arsenic may detrimentally impact early childhood immunologic development in Bangladesh, according to a recent NIEHS-funded study from Oregon State University.

Barrett Welch poses for a picture in a field in Bangladesh

Global Collaborative Initiative Expands Training Efforts
The World Health Organization (WHO) Chemical Risk Assessment Network is preparing to launch the Community of Trainers (CoT), an initiative to expand training capacity and information sharing that will improve risk assessment of chemicals and hazardous materials, especially for developing countries.

The National Library of Medicine’s Environmental Health Student Portal
The National Library of Medicine’s Environmental Health Student Portal features content for middle school students, including climate change, air pollution, chemicals and water.

APHA Live Session Explores Climate Change and Health
NIEHS Senior Advisor John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H, recently spoke at a Live session during the 2019 APHA Annual Meeting. The session, called “Harnessing Climate Change and Health Assessments to Achieve Health Equity” featured a number of distinguished speakers and is available to watch for APHA members.

Grants and Funding
Grants of interest to GEH researchers

Upcoming Events

American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
January 12 - 16, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts

GHIC 2020: Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 4 - 5, 2020
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

CUGH 2020 Global Health Conference
April 18 - 20, 2020
Washington, D.C

World Health Assembly
May 18 - 23, 2020
Geneva, Switzerland

NIEHS Global Environmental Health Day 2020
July 1, 2020
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina