Joint South Africa and Swiss Chair in Global Environmental Health

This first South African-Swiss bilateral research chair on Global Environmental Health in Cape Town addresses emerging environmental health problems in South Africa. The collaboration consists of four projects: (i) a cohort study on agricultural pesticides on the development and respiratory health effects among rural children in the Western Cape; (ii) a cohort study on the effects of ambient air pollutants on childhood asthma in the Western Cape region; (iii) an ecosystem approach on the health risks associated with chemical pollution and bio contamination of water sources and soil in the Western Cape; and (iv) a health risk assessment on the impact of climate change on ecosystems, water, chemical usages and health including vulnerabilities assessment and adaptation challenges in the Western Cape and in South Africa.

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Involved Regions: Africa
Involved Countries: South Africa

Capacity Building
Public Health


Martin Röösli

Martin Röösli, Associate Professor, PhD
Group Leader, Head of Unit


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