Training Scholarships in Ecohealth at the University of Bénin, Cotonou

For seven years, IDRC's Ecosystems Approaches to Human Health (Ecohealth) program initiative has offered training in Ecohealth to bursary holders at IDRC's Head Office in Ottawa. In 2003, the initiative decided to devolve this responsibility to partner institutions in the South. Thus, the faculty of health sciences of the University of Bénin will organize the training session for the year 2006/2007.

Ten graduate students will be trained in the Ecohealth approach and at least three bursaries will be awarded to enable the holders to put their training in practice. The students will benefit as well from follow-up on the part of the University of Bénin and the members of the Community of Practice in Ecohealth (COPEH) in West and Central Africa.

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Start Date

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

End Date

Friday, August 14, 2009


32 months

IDRC Officer

Dabire, Ernest

Total funding

CA$ 141,300


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Benin


Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Benjamin Fayomi


Université d'Abomey-Calavi

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