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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 […]

Pollution Info-session # 1 – How to Remediate Lead-Contaminated Sites

  John Keith will share his global experiences in remediating lead-contaminated sites in the first Pollution Info-Session. Mr. Keith is an environmental executive and engineer with over 40 years experience in industry and government. He has directed many contamination remediation projects in the U.S. and throughout the world. In 2010 he spent 3 months in […]

GAHP Updates: Jan. 2017

We hope this update finds you well and looking forward to a healthy and Happy New Year! Important Updates: As you know, the Commission Report is now with The Lancet undergoing peer-review. We are hoping for a publication date in April 2017. The Commission communications campaign will begin this Thursday, January 12, 2017, and continue […]

GAHP Updates: Nov. 2016

The Global Commission on Pollution and Health has been submitted to all GAHP members for final review and comment. If you are a GAHP member and did NOT receive a copy, please email Rachael at rachael@pureearth.org immediately. Comments/edits are due in track changes by 14th November to Elena Rahona at elena@pureearth.org. New and Noteworthy New report from […]

Partnering to Solve Pollution Problems

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