A new era of air pollution health research in eastern Africa
The GEOHealth Hub is a research and training center focused on environmental and occupational health in eastern Africa.
The GEOHealth Hub focuses on three research themes
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Situational analysis and needs assessments.
NIH-funded seminar takes on unique data issues around reducing environmental health hazards in Africa.
Dr. Jonathan Samet has spent decades researching the health risks of inhaled pollutants, including secondhand smoke and particles in outdoor air such as those in vehicle exhaust. A longtime Fogarty and NIH grantee, he has conducted research around the world, including in China, Latin America and Africa. Learn more about his work, including with the…
The journal Nature featured the Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub in an article April 11, highlighting the hub’s ongoing research to generate regional data on the health effects of air pollution.
Working to save lives through prevention and policy, eastern African researchers trained with expert environmental health scientists at USC to lay the groundwork for air pollution and health research in their countries.
The recently established Global Environmental and Occupational Health Hub for Eastern Africa launched Jan. 3-5, 2016, at the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre headquarters at the Gullele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Lead investigators representing eastern Africa partner institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, as well as the University of Southern California,…