International Training and Research In Environmental and Occupational Health


Romania is a beneficiary of the International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health. This program has provided various levels of training to health research specialists in the areas of environmental health, occupational health and public health from research and educational institutions in Central and Eastern Europe (Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania) and, more recently, in The Gambia, West Africa. It is coordinated by the University of Iowa Center for International Rural and Environmental Health (CIREH). There are three types of training programs available at the University of Iowa: short term, middle term and long term, which contributes to the capacity building of young researchers and professionals from Eastern and Central European Countries.

Specific objectives:

  • to train foreign health scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists, toxicologists, engineers, industrial hygienists, chemists and allied health workers from developing countries and emerging democracies in both general environmental health and occupational health.

Starting / Ending Date

1995 – 2012

Project Coordinator

University of Iowa – United States of America


Funder: Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA
Total Amount: 110000 EUR per year
BBU Amount: 20000 EUR per year

Staff from Department of Public Health