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 […]
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 […]
Read our July 2018 GAHP update here.
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.
“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 […]
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 […]
Where are people being affected by hazardous waste? Bret Ericson, Pure Earth’s Director of Operations, offers an overview of the Toxic Sites Identification Program (TSIP) and database. Funded by the European Commission, USAID, UNIDO, the World Bank, Green Cross Switzerland and others, TSIP works to locate and assess contaminated sites in low- and middle-income countries […]
At the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year, Richard Fuller, Pure Earth President and Co-Chair of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, and Dr. Jeffrey Drazen of the New England Journal of Medicine, made the case to global decision-makers for including pollution in the world’s development agendas. Watch the video to catch […]
Former US EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, received a rousing standing ovation recently for her passionate call to arms to #BeatPollution. McCarthy began making her case by laying down the facts, reminding the crowd that pollution is the largest environmental cause of death in the world today. She then reiterated the oft-forgotten fact that pollution is […]
Dancing to raise awareness about pollution’s global toll. That is what thousands of school children around the world, as well as members of the public, will be encouraged to do on World Environment Day on June 5. The Pollution Dance was choreographed especially by Blanca Li to invite mass participation, with an accompanying video tutorial […]