Education and Training
Capacity building in environmental and occupational health in Sri Lanka†
Article first published online: 27 DEC 2011
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American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Special Issue: Research Contributions from the United States International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health Program: Part 2
Volume 56, Issue 1, pages 1–10, January 2013
How to Cite
Wickremasinghe, A. R., Peiris-John, R., Nandasena, S., Delzell, E., Tipre, M. and Sathiakumar, N. (2013), Capacity building in environmental and occupational health in Sri Lanka. Am. J. Ind. Med., 56: 1–10. doi: 10.1002/ajim.21999
Disclosure Statement: The authors report no conflicts of interests.
- Issue published online: 20 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 27 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 NOV 2011
- National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center (NIH-FIC). Grant Number: 5 D43 TW05750
- ITREOH program;
- Sri Lanka;
- environmental and occupational health (EOH)
Although environmental and occupational health (EOH) research and services in Sri Lanka have a long history, policies related to EOH are outdated.
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.
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.
The program has established North–South, South–South and in-country collaborations between institutions and scientists, increasing the visibility of EOH in the future. Am. J. Ind. Med. 56:1–10, 2013. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.