IAI Training Institute on climate and health in the Americas


07- 18 November 2005 – Kingston, Jamaica


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The training institute was co-sponsored together with the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of the Canadian Government, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP), and Systems for Analysis, Research and Training (START)/Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and Sectors (AIACC).

Other collaborating organizations were: Environment Canada, the Johns Hopkins University, the Ministry of Health of the Canadian Government, NOAA’s Office of Global Programs, and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).


The central objective of this Training Institute was to help develop and strengthen local and regional capacity (human resources) to deal with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on Human Health in the populations of the Americas, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean.



Albert Martis The Netherlands Antilles
Alex Ifill Barbados
Assis Diniz Brasil
Ana Cristina Pompa Toledano Cuba
Antonio Wallo Vázquez Cuba
David Joa República Dominicana
Gladys Villarreal Panamá
Guillermo Rua Colombia
Hermes Ramírez México
Jairo García Colombia
Jorge Moreno Venezuela
Jose Azoh México
Karen Polson Trinidad & Tobago
Mario Lamfri Argentina
Marylin Effen Bolivia
Norma Ordinola Perú
Palmira Ventosilla Perú
Ricardo Guimarães Brasil
Ruben Bejarán Argentina
Sherine Huntley Jamaica

List of selected participantsParticipants’ CVs

Guest Lecturers

Alan Ross Jamaica
Allan Lavell Costa Rica
Ana Treasure Jamaica
Ana Victoria Román Guatemala
Anthony Chen Jamaica
Balfour Spence Jamaica
Chris Barker EEUU
Dave Chadee Trinidad
Dharmaratne Amarakoon Jamaica
Don McIver Canadá
Elizabeth Ward Jamaica
Forrest Melton EEUU
Gustavo Nagy Uruguay
Horacio Riojas-Rodriguez México
Janice Longstreth EEUU
Juan Eugenio Hernandez México
Leigh Abts EEUU
Marco Alcaraz EEUU
Michael Taylor Jamaica
Michele Monteil Trinidad
Parris Lyew-Ayee Jamaica
Paul Filmer EEUU
Rafi Ahmad Jamaica
Roberto Bazzani Uruguay
Stephen Connor EEUU
Yasmin Rubio-Palis Venezuela

Science Coordinators

Joan Aron
Science Program Coordinator
Columbia, Maryland, USA

Simon R. Young
Applications Program Coordinator
GeoSY and Penn State University
Washington, DC, EEUU


Before you travel: information
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Weather, currency, tourist and general information about Jamaica


Tiempo, unidad monetaria, información turística y general sobre Jamaica