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A Global Network to Advance Children’s Health (Part II)

Global Environmental Health

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A Global Network to Advance Children’s Health (Part II)

April 20, 2015

Expert: Amalia Laborde, M.D.

In this podcast series, we explore how the network helps to advance research and interventions to improve children’s health around the world from a network participant based in Uruguay.

In this podcast series, we explore how the network helps to advance research and interventions to improve children’s health around the world from a network participant based in Uruguay.

Children around the world face serious health consequences from harmful environmental exposures. The Children’s Environmental Health Collaborating Centres Network is a global collaboration among research institutions with a focus on reducing this important health burden. NIEHS is involved in this network as part of the institute’s role as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. In this podcast series, we explore how the network helps to advance research and interventions to improve children’s health around the world.

Part 2: Dr. Amalia Laborde, M.D., University of the Republic (Uruguay)

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Amalia Laborde, M.D., is a professor in the Toxicology Department of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of the Republic (Universidad de la República) in Uruguay. With a special focus on toxicology and environmental exposures, she practices medicine in the institution's Pediatric Environmental Unit. She works with physicians, researchers, and public health practitioners throughout Uruguay to conduct research and develop interventions to curb childhood lead exposure, problems related to electronic waste, pesticide exposure, and indoor air pollution. As a member of the World Health Organization Children’s Environmental Health Collaborating Centres Network, she collaborates with researchers and practitioners throughout South America and around the world to improve environmental health research and interventions for children.

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