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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 […]

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 […]

GAHP Updates: Feb. 2017 – Pollution Info-Sessions and more

New and Noteworthy GAHP Pollution Info-sessions Our second Pollution info-session by Dr. Jack Caravanos on The Chemistry of Environmental Mercury, and our third by Jennifer Chapin and Sandra Page Cook on the AuthorAID researcher network, were a great success. We are extremely pleased with the positive feedback. We hope you will continue to join in […]

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