International health group calls for ban on coal, urges action by governments and institutions

International health group calls for ban on coal, urges action by governments and institutions

Calling coal a “lethal product,” the World Federation of Public Health Associations issued a Call to Ban Coal for Electricity Production.

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India | Doctors exchange knowledge and strategies to protect air quality as lockdown eases

India | Doctors exchange knowledge and strategies to protect air quality as lockdown eases

In a first-of-its-kind webinar, doctors across regions and specialities in India came together to build a strong health sector response to ensure clean air as India begins to reopen. Titled Air Pollution and COVID-19: Strategies for Health Experts to Engage on Air Pollution post Relaxation of COVID-19 Lockdown in India, this webinar hosted by Health Care Without Harm’s partners in India received over 230 registrations, with 1,800+ views through the live stream on Facebook (available here) and 200 individuals joining live through Zoom.

Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran, …

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India | Air quality report from industrial towns in Chhattisgarh raises health concerns

India | Air quality report from industrial towns in Chhattisgarh raises health concerns

In May 2020 the State Health Resource Center (SHRC) of the state of Chhattisgarh released, with the support of Healthy Energy Initiative India, the Korba Air Quality report that highlights the toxic levels of air pollutants in the cities of Korba, Champa and Raipur.

Results show that in the three towns the concentrations of PM 2.5 (or fine, respirable pollution particles) were between 3.1 and 9.1 times higher than the national standard. The report was featured in the national newspaper Hindustan Times.

Manganese concentrations in eight of …

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Webinar: Strategies for health experts to engage on air pollution post relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown in India

Webinar: Strategies for health experts to engage on air pollution post relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown in India

Webinar on “Strategies for health experts to engage on air pollution post pelaxation of COVID-19 lockdown in India”.

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Agenda

Emerging research around Air Pollution – CoVID links
Heath sector awareness and preparedness post COVID
International Solidarity. Taking the air pollution agenda forward – from local to global networking lessons
Media Communication Strategies for Doctors and Green Recovery Lessons from other Countries
Strategies for engagement by Health Leadership on Air Pollution post lockdown.

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The deadly link between COVID-19 and air pollution

The deadly link between COVID-19 and air pollution

By Arvind Kumar, Founder and Managing Trustee, Lung Care Foundation of India; Jane Burston
Executive Director, Clean Air Fund; Josh Karliner, International Director for Program and Strategy, Health Care Without Harm.

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Coronavirus and the climate crisis: Common causes and shared solutions

Coronavirus and the climate crisis: Common causes and shared solutions

We are living in a moment when two major global threats, a worldwide pandemic and the climate crisis, have suddenly converged.

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Sonia Roschnik and Antonella Risso to join Global Climate Team

Sonia Roschnik and Antonella Risso to join Global Climate Team

Two new staff to bolster Health Care Without Harm’s efforts worldwide

Sonia Roschnik and Antonella Risso

Health Care Without Harm announced today that it has hired two new positions for its global climate team.

Sonia Roschnik will join Health Care Without Harm as International Climate Policy Director. Sonia is currently Director of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) of England’s National Health Service (NHS), where she has worked in several capacities since 2012, helping make the NHS a world leader in health care sustainability.

During her tenure as Director of …

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