Every Breath Can Do Damage: The Urgency of Air Pollution Action

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Club suisse de la presse - Geneva Press Club

106 Route de Ferney

1202 Geneva

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Vital Strategies and NCD Alliance are pleased to invite you to a World Health Assembly side event to highlight the critical importance of tackling air pollution as part of the global NCD response.

Ninety percent of the global population breathes unhealthy air. The international health community must take quick action against air pollution as a leading risk factor for death and disease, and engage in active and strategic advocacy for clean air.

The event will focus on the urgent need to implement proven, cost-effective interventions to reduce air pollution. A guided discussion will look at the impact of air pollution on health, economies and development, while addressing how to promote evidence-based policies and make the investment case for reducing air pollution.


The event will include the following speakers:

Moderator

  • Dr. Sophie Gumy, Team Lead on Ambient Air Pollution, WHO

Panelists:

  • Dr. Shri Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, International Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India
  • Nina Renshaw, Director of Policy and Advocacy, NCD Alliance
  • Daniel Kass, Senior Vice President, Environmental Health, Vital Strategies
  • Saleban Omar, Senior Regional Programme Advisor, UNDP

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Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: Sandwiches and beverages will be served at 12:00pm.

The event will start at 12:30pm.

Location: Club suisse de la presse - Geneva Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland.

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Club suisse de la presse - Geneva Press Club

106 Route de Ferney

1202 Geneva

Switzerland

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