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Panel Discussion +Q&A with GAHP, WHO, UNEP, UNICEF, Ghana EPA, Clarios
October 28, 2020
Towards a Global Response to Prevent Lead Poisoning (in English and Spanish): Panel Discussion +Q&A
Experts from GAHP, WHO, UNEP, UNICEF, the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency and Clarios will discuss the urgent need to respond to the global lead poisoning crisis.
Lead is one of the oldest, most infamous toxicants. After countries banned lead in gasoline, the world saw significant drops in blood lead levels. However, in the last 10 to 15 years, lead exposures have risen dramatically in low- and middle-income countries. A new report from UNICEF and GAHP member Pure Earth revealed that 1 in 3 children globally – up to 800 million kids – have elevated blood lead levels.
What is driving this increase? The sources might surprise you.
Join us to learn about what governments, industry, the UN and civil society can and are doing to respond to this urgent crisis.
Rachael Kupka, Acting Executive Director, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP)
- Richard Fuller, CEO, Pure Earth/Chairman of the Board, GAHP
- Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Public Health, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization.
- Dr. Monika MacDevette, Chief of Chemicals and Health Branch, UN Environment Program
- Nicholas Rees, Policy Specialist (Climate and Economic Analysis), UNICEF
- Ana Margarita Garza, Director, Public Affairs Latin America, Clarios
- Emmanuel Appoh, Deputy Director, Ghana Environmental Protection Agency
Wednesday October 28, 10 – 11:30 am EST
(*NOTE: Remember that several countries fall back one hour on Oct. 25 for Daylight Savings Time. Please be sure to make appropriate adjustments when adding this event to your calendars.)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.