ISEE Africa Chapter

The ISEE Africa Chapter was established by the ISEE Council in September 2016. Its mission is to promote contact between and action by Africa members on matters related to environmental health, to strengthen epidemiological research and capacity development in environmental health and to improve public health outcomes in Africa.

To support the Mission, the main aims of the Africa Chapter are: 
  • to identify major environmental health problems in the region; 
  • to promote epidemiological research in environmental epidemiology in the region; 
  • to promote research collaboration, academic exchange and capacity development including training in environmental epidemiology in the region;
  • to interact with local, federal, regional, and international organizations; and
  • to translate research findings into timely and effective policy frameworks.
The accomplishment of these aims should lead to an increased number of publications, fundraising, research collaboration, academic exchanges, knowledge translation, strategic alliances with national and international agencies, and assistance in prevention and control programs related to environmental health problems, led by members of ISEE Africa Chapter.

The Africa Chapter includes all 53 Africa countries currently corresponding to those of African Union and United Nations. Members of the ISEE Africa Chapter will be classified in the following categories:
  1. Regular members: ISEE members who are nationals of Africa or residing in Africa, as defined above, are automatically members of the Chapter, unless they opt out.
  2. Associated members: all ISEE members who were not nationals from and who do not reside in Africa but conduct environmental epidemiology research in Africa are eligible to join the Africa Chapter subject to completing a membership application process.

Executive Council of the Africa Chapter
The following people serve as the first core group (set in Rome 2016) for the Executive Council of the ISEE Africa Chapter (sub-regional coverage as possible). Elections of officers at the executive functions will be done by electronic vote soon. 
  1. Guéladio Cissé , West Africa
  2. Nosiku S. Munyinda, Southern Africa
  3. Adetoun Mustapha, West Africa 
  4. Kouadio Kouamé, West Africa
  5. Hassine Khaled , North Africa
  6. Aqiel Dalvie, Southern Africa 
  7. Poku AsanteKwaku, West Africa 
  8. Rajen Naidoo, Southern Africa 
  9. Hanna-Andrea Rother , Southern Africa
  10. Zawide Firdu, Horn and East Africa 
  11. Brama Koné, West Africa 
  12. Youssef Oulhote, North Africa 

Follow up and contacts:
Gueladio Cisse, gueladio.cisse@unibas.ch
Nosiku Sipilanyambe Munyinda, ssiku@hotmail.com
Adetoun Mustapha, adetoun.mustapha03@alumni.imperial.ac.uk
Jonathan Chevrier, jonathan.chevrier@mcgill.ca