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HEAL’s office in Turkey focuses on ambient air quality, and the threat to health of coal power generation. Massive investments into new coal power plants in the country are being planned, while in the last ten years coal power generation doubled and fossil fuel power generation increased by 150%.

We raise awareness about health-harming air pollution, engage with leading national medical organisations and specialised disease associations, as well as local health and environment professionals, enable the communication between the health sector and decision makers, and conduct campaigns and research. We also run the Unmask My City campaign and are a partner in the Europe Beyond coal efforts.

Contact person:
Funda Gacal,, +90 506 251 2186

Briefing: Health impact assessment in Turkey

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Turkish Health Professionals call for Better Air Pollution Monitoring and Legislation

In Turkey as in the whole of Europe, air pollution is the top environmental threat…

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Our message on climate action as the biggest opportunity to benefit health today, tomorrow and for future generations is powerful, and should be heard everywhere, writes HEAL's Founder and Executive Director Genon K. Jensen.
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Launch of 2019 Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

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