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 47 countries that correspond to the WHO African Region. 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. Associate 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.

For further information about the Africa Chapter, please contact:
Adetoun Mustapha, PhD, DIC, MPH, Chair
Brama Koné, PhD. Eng., Co-Chair

Executive Council of the Africa Chapter
Adetoun Mustapha, Nigeria (Chair)
Brama Koné, Côte d’Ivoire (Deputy Chair)
Sokhna Thiam, Senegal (Secretary)
Kouadio Kouamé, Cote d'Ivoire (Assistant Secretary/Treasurer)
Aqiel Dalvie, South Africa (Councillor)
Winnifred Kimara Kansiime, Uganda (Councillor)
Peninah Murage, Kenya/United Kingdom (Councilor)
Gueladio Cisse, Mauritania (Ex-Officio member)
Firdu Zawide, Ethiopia (Ex-Officio member)
Eric Coker, USA/conducting research in Uganda (Ex-Officio member) 


Africa Chapter ByLaws (pdf)
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