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HEAL’s work in the Balkan region focuses on air pollution, climate change, and coal power’s contribution to health damages. We work with the main health actors such as Public Health Institutes, Ministries of Health, health organisations, and grassroots initiatives working towards clean air.

We also run the Unmask My City campaign in the region, continuously raise awareness on the health toll caused by fossil fuel energy and call for fair, efficient and sustainable energy systems that will cut down air pollution and energy poverty in the region.

Contact person:
Vlatka Matkovic Puljic,, +32 (0)2 234 36 46

The climate emergency is a medical one – health sector issues prescription for a healthy future

Today, HEAL launches the Prescription for a Healthy Energy Future for Europe, to shine a light on the health benefits the transformation of the energy sector will bring, and bring to the forefront those areas where change is urgently needed. We will eventually include transport and food production as well.
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No new coal power plants in Montenegro – a WIN for health

HEAL is pleased to see that Montenegro takes action to protect health in the region…

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Spotlight on clean air for health in Tuzla, Bosnia

Bosnia and Herzegovina has the second highest mortality rate from air pollution in the world.…

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KAKO SE RIJEŠITI SMOGA Koliko bi javno zdravlje Tuzle imalo koristi od provedbe zakonodavstva o kvalitetu zraka

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Lifting the Smog – How much Tuzla’s public health would benefit from enforcement of air quality legislation

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Independent data highlights air pollution crisis in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dust pollution in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been twice the legal limit on two thirds of monitored days in 2018 and caused over one hundred premature deaths in adults during the year, according to independent new data published today in the report 'Lifting the Smog' by CEE Bankwatch Network, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Center for Ecology and Energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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