Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Providing Resources to Environmental Health Professionals in Developing Countries

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Providing Resources to Environmental Health Professionals in Developing Countries

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For several years now and largely through the efforts of NEHA First Vice President Bob Custard, many environmental health resource books have been donated to environmental health colleagues in developing countries in Africa. In 2008, NEHA shipped several boxes of slightly outdated (but still relevant and useful) books from NEHA's office library to the Environmental Health Support Association-Uganda (EHSA-U). The donated books from NEHA were used by EHSA-U to start a small environmental health library, named in honor of NEHA's Executive Director, Nelson Fabian, who authorized that first shipment. More recently, in 2010, Custard traveled to Uganda where he participated in the dedication of the library on behalf of NEHA. Custard also went to Zambia on that trip in an effort to provide some assistance to environmental health professionals in that country as well.

Earlier this year the Arizona Environmental Health Association (AZEHA) contacted Custard; AZEHA was closing the doors on its lending library of environmental health resources and wanted to know if Custard had any interest in these books. …

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