Capacity building in environmental and occupational health in Sri Lanka.

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dc.contributor.author Wickremasinghe, Ananda R en
dc.contributor.author Peiris-John, Roshini en
dc.contributor.author Nandasena, Sumal en
dc.contributor.author Delzell, Elizabeth en
dc.contributor.author Tipre, Meghan en
dc.contributor.author Sathiakumar, Nalini en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-10T21:47:21Z en
dc.date.issued 2013-01 en
dc.identifier.issn 0271-3586 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40558 en
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Although environmental and occupational health (EOH) research and services in Sri Lanka have a long history, policies related to EOH are outdated. METHODS: We review the International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (ITREOH) program in Sri Lanka that commenced in 2006 as a collaboration between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. RESULTS: The program has trained over 20 scientists in conducting EOH research. New pioneering research in EOH was initiated. The program was instrumental in furthering the training and research in EOH by initiating a MPH degree program, the first in the country. CONCLUSIONS: The program has established North-South, South-South and in-country collaborations between institutions and scientists, increasing the visibility of EOH in the future. en
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American journal of industrial medicine en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Metals, Heavy en
dc.subject Pesticides en
dc.subject Environmental Health en
dc.subject Air Pollution en
dc.subject Biomedical Research en
dc.subject International Cooperation en
dc.subject Education, Graduate en
dc.subject Occupational Health en
dc.subject United States en
dc.subject Sri Lanka en
dc.subject Capacity Building en
dc.subject Climate Change en
dc.title Capacity building in environmental and occupational health in Sri Lanka. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/ajim.21999 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 1 en
pubs.volume 56 en
dc.identifier.pmid 22213343 en
pubs.end-page 10 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.subtype Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural en
pubs.elements-id 370834 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
dc.identifier.eissn 1097-0274 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-01-02 en
pubs.dimensions-id 22213343 en


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