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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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The COVID-19 Pandemic from a Global Environmental Health Perspective

Within the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic gripping the world, global environmental health remains an important public health issue. Climate, environment, and weather extremes will continue to influence human health outcomes and consequent public health responses.

face mask with world countries

The Early Landscape of COVID-19 and Climate Factors
Preliminary studies by researchers around the world suggest climate and environmental factors may influence the transmission, progression, and severity of COVID-19.

image of SARS-CoV-2 from transmission electron microscope

USAID Activity Prepares Countries for Climate-Associated Health Risks

A recent U.S. Agency for International Development activity strives to improve the effectiveness of climate resiliency and risk management by developing climate adaptation assessments and building research capacity in countries around the world.

A Doctors' Public Health Poem: "What Future Do We Choose?"
Seven doctors from around the world recently performed a video poem that highlights how our health is inextricably linked to that of the planet. Together with Mercury Prize nominated musician Sam Lee, this video demands bold action to protect the planet as a public health strategy.

WHO Releases Training Package on Children’s Environmental Health
The World Health Organization, in collaboration with international experts, recently released an updated WHO Training Package on children’s environmental health for health care providers who work with children and adolescents.

Grants and Funding
Grants of interest to GEH researchers