International Ecohealth Forum 2008

The International Ecohealth Forum 2008 (IEF 2008) builds on two previous activities, the International Forum on Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health (Montreal, 2003) and the EcoHealth ONE Conference (Wisconsin, 2006). IEF 2008 is being jointly convened by IDRC, the International Association of Ecology and Health (IAEH), and a Brazilian consortium consisting of two national institutions (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and the University of Sao Paulo) and the Institute of Ecological Studies, a well-known nongovernmental organization. It will be hosted by the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mérida, Mexico, 1-4 December 2008. The Forum is expected to bring together more than 700 participants from around the world and will constitute a seminal step toward consolidating an international community of practitioners with a holistic perspective linking ecology, health and development.

This grant represents IDRC's financial contribution to IEF 2008.

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Start Date

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

End Date

Thursday, October 29, 2009


24 months

IDRC Officer

Charron, Ms. Dominique

Total funding

CA$ 1,499,145




Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Machado Padua, Suzana

Project Leader

Nava, Alessandra


Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas

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Project Leader

Riojas, Horacio


Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública

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