Kiros Berhane, Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub co-principal investigator, joined a National Institutes of Health sponsored seminar in September to give his take on data science efforts around environmental health hazards in Africa.
"Our focus is on capacity building and helping to develop scientists in East Africa who do environmental health work and want to advance policy through research. Fogarty’s aim is to develop researchers who can generate the evidence needed to affect policy, and be willing to step in and talk with policymakers about what their evidence shows. We’re giving them the tools to do that."
— Fogarty International Center Q&A
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.
We are honored to join the GEOHealth Network as the Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub.
Researcher Worku Tefera visited USC Environmental Health in May 2014 to learn about the types of air pollution monitoring conducted as part of the Children’s Health Study.
USC, in partnership with Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, received a joint planning grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) last month to establish a research and training hub focused on environmental and occupational health in East Africa.
USC received a $200,000 grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health to begin planning a new Global Environmental and Occupational Health hub in Ethiopia.