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Upcoming GAHP Annual Meeting + Incorporation

GAHP will be holding two meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, next week for members and stakeholders. Details are below: Preparatory Meeting 7th May 2019 15:00 – 18:00 Geneva time UN Environment House, Room 3, 11-13 Chemin des Anémones, Geneva, Switzerland Annual Meeting 8th May 2019 18:30 – 20:30 Geneva time L’Ariana Restaurant, 83 Rue de Montbrillant, Geneva, Switzerland During […]

GAHP Incorporation: Stakeholder Feedback Addressed

Thank you for your participation in the GAHP incorporation stakeholder consultation process – the feedback was overwhelmingly positive and very helpful. We received more than 65 responses, and written and verbal feedback from many of you. A document outlining your key concerns and how they have been addressed will be disseminated to participating stakeholders along […]

Discussing Crop Burning and Air Pollution on France 24

A new study by the European Heart Journal reveals that air pollution is twice as deadly as once thought, that it is killing more people than smoking, and that it causes an extra 800,000 deaths in Europe alone. Pure Earth President Richard Fuller discussed the global threat with France 24, bringing up the issue of […]

Sharing Insights on Lead Poisoning and Batteries at the Green Tent Event at UNEA4

Pure Earth’s Drew McCartor, Jill Hanna, and Brian Wilson (pictured above, from l to r) from the International Lead Association, who is also a Pure Earth Technical Advistory Board member, led a Green Tent panel at UNEA4 on lead poisoning and the informal used lead-acid batteries recycling and manufacturing industry. The event drew about 30 participants, including […]

Madagascar Commits To Combating Pollution

Last week, Madagascar became the first country to complete a GAHP Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP), validated by the national government and officially adopted as policy by the Ministries of Health and Environment. The process, supported by the European Commission, UNIDO and Pure Earth, and led by GAHP member the Ministry of Environment, Ecology and […]

Global Observatory on Pollution and Health Launches

Among the successful outcomes of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health report is the newly launched Global Observatory on Pollution and Health, which will target issues raised by the Pollution Commission. The Observatory will function as an international clearinghouse for all data available on pollution and health. GAHP member Pure Earth will oversee the coordination and collection of input […]

VIDEO: Addressing The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Richard Fuller, Co-Chair of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, addressed the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently as part of their new Environmental Health Matters Initiative. Fuller spoke about “Empowering International Efforts to Address the Global Burden of Disease.” Watch his presentation now. 

Pediatric Research Group Calls For Adoption of Pollution Commission Recommendations

“All nations should adopt the (Pollution) Commission’s recommendations, much like how physicians have adopted the Hippocratic Oath.” That was the strong statement issued by the Society for Pediatric Research Advocacy Committee in The Lancet. They continued: “As the Lancet Commission recommends, governments must work internationally with scientists to reduce the gap between what we know and how […]

Pushing Pollution Up the UN Agenda for NCDs, SDGs 

Photo: Natalia Mroz, IISD reporting services GAHP has been busy behind-the-scenes rallying support for pollution’s vast impacts to be further acknowledged in the UN’s global agenda. At each event, we are seeing increased discussion about pollution and more participants referencing data from our Lancent Commission on Pollution and Health report. Our message is getting out. In early […]

Partnering to Solve Pollution Problems

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