Health and Pollution Action Plans (HPAPs)
The Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP) program of the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) is a pollution analysis and prioritization process designed to assist governments of low- and middle-income countries to develop and implement solutions to priority pollution challenges.
The HPAP program brings together national ministries of environment, health, industry, transport, energy, mining, agriculture and others to mainstream pollution across agencies and advance concrete actions. The goal of each HPAP is to establish pollution as a priority for action within national agencies and development plans, and to define and advance interventions to reduce pollution exposures and related illnesses.
While the scope of each HPAP can be tailored to the national circumstances, the program is intended to be a broad review of multiple pollution challenges, and aims to assist governments to identify, evaluate and prioritize existing pollution issues based on health impacts. The HPAP process is designed to communicate the full impacts of pollution to as broad an audience as possible, and thus relies heavily on health and economic impact data to present a compelling justification for increased resources and action.