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Document ID (ISN)106160
CIS number 07-39
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Felknor S.A., et al.
Title Funding of pilot projects in Latin America: A tool for capacity building in occupational health research
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2006, Vol.12, No.4, p.408-414. Illus. 20 ref.
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Abstract There is a global need for trained researchers who can address the increasing burden of illness and injury and prepare future generations of researchers. Developing countries have a special need for practical, action-oriented interventions to address workplace problems, based on identification of needs and priorities, development of locally available solutions, and consideration of the sociopolitical context of work and how best to translate research findings into policies. Effective translation and application of research products from industrialized nations to developing countries is essential, but differences in the contexts and local realities of other nations limit extrapolating such research. Funding pilot research projects in developing countries is an effective, practical, and useful tool for training new investigators in research techniques and developing collaborative relationships among countries.
Descriptors (primary) Latin America; safety and health training; developing countries; research
Descriptors (secondary) international non-governmental organizations; transfer of technology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Transfer of technology
OSH in developing countries