The Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (CCREOH) addresses high-priority environmental and occupational health risks in Suriname and those common to the Caribbean region, while preserving unique cultural traditions of indigenous people and other health disparate populations. The linked research and research training projects focus on neurotoxicant exposure and maternal and child health, and strengthening research and training partnerships in Suriname and the Caribbean region. CCREOH is an Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) Hub funded by the NIH Fogarty International Center.
Team members are based at research universities and organizations in Suriname and the US. The three lead institutions are the Academic Hospital Paramaribo (AZP), the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS), and the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health. Results of our research are available here.