Pollution and Health: A Global Public Health Crisis

Update to the 2017 Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

OUR GOAL is to reduce death and illness caused by all forms of toxic pollution in air, water, soil, and chemical wastes.

©Larry Price

GAHP is a network of international and national level agencies committed to a collaborative, multi-sectoral approach to address the global pollution crisis and the resulting health and economic impacts.

Every year
pollution steals
9 Million Lives
7 Of Health CARE COSTS
©Sean Gallagher
92% of pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Our Impact

60+ Members UNICEF, UNIDO, World Bank, European Commission, + Dozens of Observers.
Achieved the inclusion of all
forms of pollution in
Target 3.9 of the
Sustainable Development Goals
Health and Pollution Action Plans
in 10 countries
Led The Lancet
Commission on Pollution and Health

By delivering results quickly,
GAHP helps save lives and
improve livelihoods.


Partnering to Solve Pollution Problems