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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 [email protected] 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 […]

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 […]

New Lancet Editorial

A new editorial on air pollution published by The Lancet explores the need for cooperation and calls for transformative efforts to reduce its burden of disease. It lists the work being done by the global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development as a crucial component of any global solution. Read the full editorial here or reproduced […]

Global Braintrust On Pollution Meets To Continue Work On Paradigm-Shifting Report

Traveling from across the globe, 20 Commissioners from the new global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development convened for two days in New York City for a detailed review and rigorous discussion of a research and policy draft report that could change the way pollution is viewed and funded by key decision-makers. The report is scheduled to be published by […]

Full house at GAHP’s UNEA2 event

Over 100 people attended GAHP’s event at ‪UNEA2‬ on May 27 to learn more about “Pollution: The Largest Cause Of Death On The Planet – A Lancet Report In The Making.”‪ GAHP has convened a “global pollution brain trust” of leaders to produce a report, The Global Commission on Pollution, Health + Development, that will be […]

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