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Global Lead Panel Discussion + Q&A in English and Spanish, with GAHP, WHO/OMS, UNEP/PNUMA, UNICEF, MERCOSUR, Pure Earth, Clarios and more

 

On October 28, experts from GAHP, WHO/OMS, UNEP/PNUMA, UNICEF, MERCOSUR, Pure Earth, the governments of Ghana, Uruguay and Peru, Clarios and more gathered to discuss the urgent need to respond to the global lead poisoning crisis.

Two different panels were assembled for the discussion and Q&A, which took place in English and Spanish. Both panels were well attended with more than 65 participants from various parts of the world.

Watch a recording of both panels below.


Towards a Global Response to Prevent Lead Poisoning

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.

Watch our panel discuss how governments, industry, the UN and civil society can and are doing to respond to this urgent crisis. Click here to see the presentation slide deck.

Moderator:

Rachael Kupka, Acting Executive Director, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP)

Presenters:

  • 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

Hacia una respuesta global para la prevención de envenenamiento por plomo

Expertos latinoamericanos desde OMS, PNUMA, el Centro del Convenio de Basilea para América del Sur, la Dirección Nacional de Medio Ambiente de Uruguay (DINAMA) y Pure Earth discutirán la necesidad urgente a responder al crisis global de envenenamiento por plomo.

En los últimos 10 a 15 años, niveles de plomo en sangre han aumentado drásticamente en países de bajos y medianos ingresos. Un nuevo reporte de UNICEF y Pure Earth reveló que 1 en 3 niños – hasta 800 mil millones de niños – tienen altos niveles de plomo en sangre.

¿ La causa? Los fuentes de exposición son sorprendentes.

Obtenga más información sobre lo que los gobiernos, la industria, las Naciones Unidas y la sociedad civil pueden y están haciendo para abordar esta crisis global. Haga clic aquí para ver la presentación de diapositivas.

Moderador:

Rachael Kupka, Directora Ejecutiva a cargo, GAHP

Presentadores:

  • Dr. Amalia Laborde, Profesora de Toxicología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República. Uruguay
  • María Noel Brune Drisse, OMS – Technical officer del equipo de seguridad química y salud, depto de medio ambiente, clima y salud.
  • Jacqueline Álvarez, PNUMA- Lider de la Unidad sobre Ciencia y Riesgo, Departamento de Químicos y Salud
  • Judith Torres, Dirección Nacional de Medio Ambiente – DINAMA – Uruguay (presidencia Pro tempore MERCOSUR)
  • Vilma Morales, Coordinadora de Gestión Ambiental – Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones – Perú
  • Dr. Leila Devia, Centro Regional del Convenio de Basilea para América del Sur
  • Ana Margarita Garza, Directora, Asuntos Públicos, América Latina, Clarios
  • Daniel Estrada, Director, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, Pure Earth

 

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