Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Emerging Issues in Environmental Epidemiology and Its Reflection

Morufu Raimi

Saving One Million Lives Program for Results (SOML PforR) Bayelsa State Ministry of Health

Dr. Raimi's work on groundwater pollution in the Niger Delta, amongst others, is opening a new path of scientific knowledge and research in pollution control management and related fields. He is a reviewer and an editorial board member of many scientific journals and is also a member of many societies among which are the Canadian Association for Global Health (CAGH) and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).


Oyeyemi Sunday

Niger Delta University

Dr. Abisoye Oyeyemi won the J.D. Soleye’s Prize for being the best candidate in the 2010 Parts II FMCPH Examinations with the best dissertation and also won the Adetokunbo O. Lucas Prize for the best candidate in 2010 Part II FMCPH Examinations. Between 2003 and 2005, Dr. Oyeyemi served as Site Supervisor (rural site) for the first-ever PMTCT project in Bayelsa State – a partnership between Bayelsa State Government, UNICEF, and Nigerian Agip Oil Company.

Henry Olawale Sawyerr

Kwara State University

Dr. Sawyerr is a member of the African Academy of Environmental Health Professionals and the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals, the U.S.A. He has authored over seven training manuals for Environmental Health Science, has published in over eighty-seven scientific journals, and has attended several scientific conferences both nationally and internationally.

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Teddy Adias

Federal University Otuoke

Dr. Adias is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS), London, UK. His current research interest is focused on Transfusion immunology, safety, alternatives, and hematology of infectious diseases. Recent publications have included articles in Journals such as the Journal of Blood Medicine, Transfusion Clinique et Biologique, Pathology and Laboratory, and Medicine International amongst others.


Environmental Health Management Epidemiological Measures Health Impact Assessment Social Responsibility Continued Surveillance Cumulative Incidence Health Education Health Care Universal Precautions Anthropometric Measurement Population Intervention Ethical Concern

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Environmental epidemiology has emerged as a critical public health problem in the twenty-first century. The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has been linked to environmental variables, emphasizing the importance of environmental epidemiology. Since the Stockholm conference, there has been a significant increase in both the demand for environmental epidemiology and understanding of the linkages between environmental health and human health. As a result, environmental epidemiology has emerged as the primary scientific discipline responsible for providing data on which environmental/public health activities and choices are based. Thus, a notable public/environmental health innovation of the twenty-first century, for example, is the movement to immunize a greater population of the world against the COVID-19 pandemic. Environmental epidemiology studies led to the adoption of these measures. Thus, this book hopes to increase the public's awareness of public health development, inform government and policymakers, shape government views both nationally and internationally, and avoid wasteful costs. This research will enhance knowledge exchange and learning and will be promoted and disseminated globally.

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Morufu Raimi

Saving One Million Lives Program for Results (SOML PforR) Bayelsa State Ministry of Health

Sanitarian RAIMI, Morufu Olalekan 15 years’ career includes expertise in environmental health ethics and policy, emergency preparedness and response, environmental health informatics, environmental auditing, monitoring and scanning, Health Impact Assessment (HIA). A registered and licences environmental health officer. Sanitarian Raimi Morufu Olalekan received his M.Phil in Environmental Health Science from Kwara State University in August 2018 and MSc in Environmental Health Management from the University of Uyo in March 2017, Diploma in Environmental Health from Public Health Training Institute and Bsc in Geography and Environmental Management from Niger Delta University. He has taught classes at the Niger Delta University (department of community medicine), University of Maiduguri (department of geography), University of Uyo (center for wetlands and waste management studies) and Kwara State University (department of environmental health). Raimi Morufu Olalekan is the author or coauthor of more than 100 scientific publications and expert papers in American, European and Asian journal to his credit, 20 research projects under way including cumulative impact assessment of air quality and assessment of digital debris management in health Institutions in South-South, Nigeria. He has served as a key note speaker in many International and Local Conferences and has attended a number of certified educational seminars, participants of numerous symposiums in Nigeria and abroad. His H index is 20, i10 - index is 51, had 1164 Google citations,, SSRN citation 172, crossref citation 10 and download 2865, San. Raimi Morufu Olalekan has successfully supervised more than (5) Master degrees candidates, two (2) doctorate degrees and currently supervising a number of Master and Doctorate degree candidates. His work on ground water pollution in the Niger Delta amongst others is opening new path of scientific knowledge and research in pollution control management and related fields. He is a reviewer and an editorial board member to many Scientific Journals viz: American Journal of Environmental Sciences, American Public Health Association (APHA), Plos One, Heliyon, Earth Science & Environment Research Journal (OMSP International), Science Publishing Group, CPQ Medicine, Acta Scientific Agriculture, MAR Microbiology, Journal of Environmental Science and Research, International Journal on Research Case Reports and Case Series, Journal of Education and Learning Management, African Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences,, Continental Journal of Applied Sciences, Continental Journal of Biological Sciences, Open Access Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Biosciences, Journal of Medical Care Research and Review, Journal of Nursing and Primary Care, Journal of Medical Reviews, New International Journal of Medicine and Science (NIJMS), Ecuadorian Journal of Science Research and Innovation, Academic Research Journal on Health Information Management, Journal of Research in Food Science and Nutrition, IMPACT: International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature, American Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health, Pollution and Public Health, Advanced Journal of Toxicology: Current Research, International Journal of Case Reports & Short Reviews (IJCRSR), Journal of Research in Environmental Science and Toxicology, Journal of Community Medicine & Public Health Care, Journal of Bacteriology Research (JBR), Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, Agricultural Sciences Research Journal [ARJ], ES Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Environmental Protection, Elixir International Journal etc. and has also published several academic papers in academic International Journals, author of few books related to water pollution in the Niger Delta title: Assessment of Trace Elements in Surface and Ground Water Quality (Lambert academic publishing 2017, First edition) and member of a number learned societies. His current research interests focus on pollution control management, water pollution and management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Waste management, institutional capacity building, policy and governance issues, environmental management, risk and vulnerability assessment, hazard mitigation, and resilience building. His taught courses include: Anthropogenic climate, Introduction to Environmental Health, Waste Management, Environmental Air Pollution and Human Health, Environmental Land Pollution and Human Health, Demography, Disaster Management, The Socio-Economic Environment, Biological and Physical Environment etc.

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