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GAHP Draws Strong Support At Annual Meeting

The GAHP 2017 Annual Meeting was held on 3rd December 2017 in Nairobi at UNEA3. Nearly 60 representatives from at least 43 different agencies were present. Erik Solheim, UN Environment Executive Director, gave a strong statement in support of GAHP, while Daniel Calleja, Director General, the Environment Directorate of the European Commission, expressed a desire […]

GAHP Addresses UNEA3 Plenary, Engages With Over 20 Countries On Next Steps

  A team from the GAHP attended UNEA3 in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2017, to brief the gathering of world environmental leaders about the findings of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, and to promote concrete solutions outlined in the landmark report. We met with Ministers of the environment, and Director Generals of country […]

UNEP Publishes Perspective on Pollution

THE UNEP has published “Perspectives No. 29” focusing on “The Impact of Pollution on Planetary Health: Emergence of an Underappreciated Risk Factor.”  The document is co-authored by Philip Landrigan and Richard Fuller, co-chairs of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. This perspective pulls from insights gathered in the landmark report released by the Pollution Commission in […]

Experts Issue Editorials, Opinions Rallying World To Next Steps

The world is starting to wake up to the true cost of pollution, and the cost of inaction. Since the report from The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health was published on October 19, it has reached over 1.8 billion people through extensive coverage in major newspapers, TV, and radio outlets worldwide. Now, key voices are uniting in their understanding […]

Special Update: The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health Reaches Over 1.8 Billion Worldwide 

The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health was published on Oct. 19 following two years of work from Commissioners from around the world, consisting of many of the world’s most influential leaders, researchers and practitioners in the fields of pollution management, environmental health and sustainable development. The landmark report generated intense global interest with news of the Commission’s findings […]

An Open Letter: It Is Time To Put Pollution On The Map

The new report from The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, published on Oct. 19, pinpoints pollution as the cause of 1 in 6 deaths worldwide, with children and the poor being the most vulnerable. We cannot afford the health and economic impacts.  This is our call to action. Read/download the open letter in pdf 

Notes from the Field: The Beginnings of a Health and Pollution Action Plan in Madagascar

Madagascar is taking exciting steps to reduce on pollution, protect the country’s natural beauty, and promote the health of all Malagasy people. The government of Madagascar recently approached the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) to help them develop a sustainable and impactful Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP). This past April, after weeks of […]

Conference Recap: “Sharpening Focus on Health Challenges Through Global Commissions”

On April 28th-30th, 370 global changemakers from 25 countries gathered for the inaugural annual meeting of the Planetary Health Alliance. GAHP was thrilled to join experts discussing the future of efforts to address the human health impacts of manmade environmental change. As part of this landmark event, Dr. Philip Landrigan, a co-chair of the Global […]

Hello From Bellagio

GAHP is currently holding a meeting at the Rockefeller Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy, with  representatives from seven countries as well as the World Bank, European Commission, United Nations Environmental Programme, WHO, Clean Air Asia, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and other key development agencies. Among the topics being discussed: the upcoming report from the […]

Achieving The #GlobalGoals And Addressing Pollution Go Hand In Hand

Here’s the down & dirty on pollution. It is one of the leading causes of death globally, with 92% of deaths occurring in low and middle-income countries. People in the poorest, most marginalized communities often bear the constant toxic assault of polluted air, soil, and water. Due to the myriad number of ways pollution affects the […]

Partnering to Solve Pollution Problems

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