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JUST awarded US grant for GeoHealth Hub project

By JT - Aug 04,2022 - Last updated at Aug 04,2022

AMMAN — The Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and the University of California in San Diego have jointly obtained $3-million of research funding from the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the GeoHealth Hub project, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The GeoHealth Hub Climate Change and Health in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a collaborative initiative across three US universities and three universities from the MENA region that provides evidence for policies focused on reducing the adverse health impacts of climate change in the region. 

It will focus on environmental risks such as nitrate pollution, heat waves, desert dust pollution and air pollution. 

Predominantly, the hub aims to strengthen stakeholders’ capacities to develop and implement evidence-based and cost-effective measures, according to the NIH's Fogarty International Centre website.

 

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