For example, EHP is working in partnership with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, which has a ITREOH
grant from FIG and the Asociacion Chilena de Seguridad to support the development of the Latin American journal Ciencia y Trabajo (www.cienciaytrabajo.cl) in providing news content and technical consultation.
During its first funding cycle, from 1995 to 2001, ITREOH emphasized epidemiology, risk assessment, and surveillance.
Nine Latin American countries are participating in ITREOH programs.
In 1999, Leonardo Quintana-Jimenez, the first SWCOEH doctoral trainee supported by the school's ITREOH program, graduated with a doctorate in safety engineering and ergonomics.
Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in India, one of seven Asian nations participating in ITREOH. For instance, says Allan Smith, principal investigator of the University of California, Berkeley, ITREOH program, West Bengal (along with neighboring Bangladesh) has been confronted with widespread arsenic contamination of drinking water to an extent that is without parallel in world history.
Eleven Eastern European countries are partners with four ITREOH centers in the United States.
ITREOH programs support the flow of trainees who go back to their countries with increased knowledge of research, risk assessment, and intervention strategies that can benefit exposed populations in their countries.