Neurotoxicant Exposures: Impact on Maternal and Child Health in Suriname

Assessing the impact of exposures to neurotoxicants on maternal and child health in Suriname while preserving the unique assets, health and cultural traditions of indigenous and other health disparate populations. Hypothesis: Neurotoxicant exposure, carefully measured in mothers, newborns and the environment, will contribute to increased negative birth outcomes and child neurodevelopmental trajectories. This is a combined research and planning grant of the Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (CCREOH), a transdisciplinary partnership among Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Research Center of the AZP, and the Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Faculty of Medical Sciences.