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May 10: Webinar Explores Toxic Sites Database As A Tool For Research and Planning

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 […]

VIDEO: The Big Picture On Pollution

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 […]

Gina McCarthy’s Passionate Pollution Plea Brings Crowd To Its Feet

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 […]

World Renowned Choreographer/Dancer Blanca Li Launches Pollution Dance

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 […]

We Need Your Input: Participate In GAHP’s Subcommittees! 

Join us for an important opportunity to provide input into GAHP’s activities! All GAHP members and observers are invited to participate in four subcommittees – two of which are new, so read on! The time commitment is small – only a 30-minute meeting once a month (via phone or GoToMeeting) and occasional email correspondences. Please email rachael@pureearth.org to […]

New Study Shows Lead (Pb) Causing 10x Number Of Deaths Previously Estimated

An important new paper from Dr. Bruce Lanphear, a Commissioner on The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, and other scientists, reveals that the cardiovascular impacts of lead are under-estimated by a factor of 10. The study reveals that low-level lead exposure (between 1-5 ug/dl micrograms of lead per decilitre of blood) increases the risk […]

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 […]

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