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Global Environmental & Occupational Health

Mission Statement

The Center for Global Environmental and Occupational Health exists to promote global environmental and occupational health consistent with our terms of reference as a WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre in Occupational and Environmental Health and a U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty Center for International Research and Training in Environmental and Occupational Health. The Center aims to achieve this mission by:

  • Building partnerships with international academic, governmental, and non-governmental environmental and occupational health institutes and organizations
  • Building the capacity of our partners to address environmental and occupational health problems in their countries and regions
  • Training scientists and professionals in our partner institutions to be leaders in environmental and occupational health
  • Exchanging and disseminating environmental and occupational health information through international conferences, symposia, workshops, and through the world wide web
  • Conducting collaborative research aimed at advancing the science of environmental and occupational health and at addressing environmental and occupational health problems in our partner countries and in the U.S.
  • Promoting sound national, regional, and global environmental and occupational health policies that protect health and the environment, respect worker rights, and promote sustainable economic development
  • Working with WHO and PAHO to achieve the goals of "Occupational Health for All."

While the Center works to address environmental and occupational health problems worldwide, we devote special attention to addressing environmental and occupational health problems in the Americas and in eastern Europe and to addressing the needs of children and workers in high risk occupations.