Webinar: Health practitioners perception towards health effects of air pollution in India

Webinar: Health practitioners perception towards health effects of air pollution in India

On July 18 don’t miss out the upcoming webinar Health practitioners perception towards health effects of air pollution in India, organized by the Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), the Health and Environment Leadership Platform (H.E.L.P.) and Health Care Without Harm.

During the session, speakers will present the findings of the study Understanding knowledge, attitude and practice of health practitioners towards health effects of air pollution in India, and practicing physicians and medical experts will discuss a way forward to better understand the health effects of air pollution.

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Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran, …

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Press Release:

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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.

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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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Photo: © Mujahid Safodien-Greenpeace

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In her decision, Environment Minister Barbara Creecy stated that she is “mindful of the fact that failure to take …

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The deadly link between COVID-19 and air pollution

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India | Report: Korba’s coal communities suffer twice the normal respiratory diseases in times of COVID-19

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3 April 2020, New Delhi/Raipur: Chhattisgarh’s State Health Resource Centre (SHRC) releases a new study which assesses the health impact on communities in Korba living near coal-fired thermal power plants. The study affirms the hypothesis that the population living near thermal power plants has greater exposure to particulate matter resulting in higher respiratory illnesses than the general population. At a time when the country is in a lockdown …

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