The Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP) program is designed to assist governments of low- and middle-income countries in the development of national pollution strategies aimed at reducing health risks. The program brings together national Ministries of Environment, Health, Production/Industry, Transport, Energy, Mining, Agriculture and others to advance concrete pollution actions.
May 2018: An HPAP inception workshop took place in Accra, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration with the GAHP, and the Ghanaian and Chinese governments. The workshop brought together stakeholders from across the country, including government officials, researchers, and pollution experts from the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation; Crop and Science Research (CSR); Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); Water Research Institute; Public Health-University of Ghana; Environmental Protection Agency; WHO-Ghana; and others. Participants will be working to identify the most pressing pollution problems facing the country in order to help the government prioritize specific actions to resolve them. In Ghana, one-third of cardiovascular diseases can be linked to pollution. Learn more:
April 2017: GAHP joined high-level officials from the ministries of the environment, ecology, and forests (MEEF), health, mining, agriculture, industry, and energy for a series of meetings and technical workshops to launch HPAP in Madagascar. The participation of senior representatives from the World Bank, USAID, UNDP, UNICEF, and other NGOs and international agencies added important perspectives. These initial steps will help identify pollution priorities in the country and set a timeline for future work. Learn more: