Ghana: Health and Pollution Action Plan
Green Advocacy, Ministry of Environment
Pure Earth has initiated a Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP) with the government of the Ghana. An inception meeting was held and priorities were discussed in 2018. Pure Earth will provide continued support for implementation of recommended policies and programs, and for proposal drafting after the reports are validated.
This HPAP work follows the completion of a Pure Earth mapping project and an e-waste project in Ghana. Pilot cleanups are currently being conducted. We are also working with and training civil society organizations to advocate for pollution solutions and to educate the public. The goal is to help make pollution a national health priority
The HPAP is a collaborative process that aims to help governments:
- Identify, evaluate and prioritize the main existing contamination problems based on health
- Establish pollution as a priority action within the agendas of the various sectors of
- Define and promote specific interventions to reduce exposure to pollutants and the
associated burden of disease.