Philippines: Health and Pollution Action Plan
The Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP) is a pollution analysis and prioritization process designed to assist governments of low- and middle-income countries to develop and implement solutions to priority pollution challenges. The goal of each HPAP is to establish pollution as a priority for action within national agencies and development plans, and to define and advance interventions to reduce pollution exposures and related illnesses
Pure Earth initiated a Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP) with the government of the Philippines. Inception meetings were held in early June 2018, which produced an established list of priorities. Pure Earth will provide continued support for implementation of recommended policies and programs, and for proposal drafting after the reports are validated. Read the report.
The Health and Pollution Action Plan process in the Philippines was implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the World Health Organization and in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Health of the Republic of the Philippines. It was completed as part of the UNIDO global project entitled “Mitigating Toxic Health Exposures in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.” Co-funded by the European Union and the United States Agency for International Development.