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HEAL becomes member of the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

HEAL is pleased to announce its recent membership to the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), which aims for a world where the health of present and future generations, especially children and pregnant women, is safe from toxic pollution.

GAHP is a collaborative body that facilitates the provision of technical and financial resources to governments and communities to reduce the impacts of pollution on health in low- and middle-income countries. The Alliance advocates for solutions that address pollution broadly (indoor and outdoor air, wastewater, and contaminated soils and water); initiates activities that reduce adverse health impacts caused by contaminated sites; works to help actively polluting small-scale industries and activities move to cleaner production practices, and measures project performance based on health and economic outcomes.

As a member of GAHP, HEAL aims to contribute to one or more of the following:
• Sharing knowledge and experience relevant to GAHP objectives;

• Promoting the issue of legacy pollution at appropriate occasions (events, webinars);

• Providing technical assistance in activities supported by GAHP;

• Exploring options for mobilising financial assistance for clean-up projects in low-income countries and for dealing with emergencies;

• Actively participate in the GAHP annual meeting, the Executive Committee and/or Technical Advisory Group.

For more information on the Alliance, please visit their website

HEAL will also actively participate in the review of the Commission on Pollution and Health, an initiative of The Lancet, GAHP, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with additional coordination and input from the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank. The aim of the Commission is to reduce air, soil and water pollution by communicating the extraordinary health and economic costs of pollution globally, providing actionable solutions to policy-makers and dispelling the myth of pollution’s inevitability. More information can be found here:

Originally posted on 28 October 2016

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