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Document ID (ISN)106249
CIS number 07-44
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sathiakumar N., Janjua N.Z., Kadir M., Spokes A.M., White H., Kristensen S., Delzell E.
Title From conflict to collaboration, local political climate accelerates ITREOH's regionalization in South Asia
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2006, Vol.12, No.4, p.386-391. Illus. 16 ref.
Internet access http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/IJOEH_1204_Sathiakumar.pdf [in English]
Abstract As Pakistan becomes industrialized, the development of human resources is essential to addressing emerging health problems. The Fogarty International Center (FIC)-funded University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)-Aga Khan University (AKU) ITREOH initiative has been instrumental in filling the gaps in environmental and occupational health (EOH) training and research. Because of travel impediments to Pakistan, a regional short-term training program was implemented in Nepal and Sri Lanka. Workshop participants were from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh. The training programs enhanced north-to-south and south-to-south collaboration in research and training in South Asia. A major impact is the development of a certificate program in EOH at AKU. Research initiatives of regional and/or global concern are also under way in the other participating countries. The combination of face-to-face training with Web-based interaction for follow-up was optimal for short-term training.
Descriptors (primary) training of OSH personnel; Asia; safety and health training; international non-governmental organizations
Descriptors (secondary) research
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePakistan; USA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) OSH training