Pure Earth’s engagement in Ghana began with the signing of a partnership Memorandum of Understanding in 2010 with Green Advocacy Ghana (GreenAd), an environmental advocacy organization. Per the agreement, GreenAd Ghana would act as the secretariat for PE’s work on pollution and health issues in Ghana. The main activities focused on the Toxic Sites Identification Program (TSIP) across all regions in Ghana.
TSIP work began in Ghana in 2012 with the selection and training of 12 Site Investigators. Since then, a total of 221 sites with toxic contamination have been identified and assessed. At these sites, Lead, Mercury, and Arsenic were found to be the most prevalent toxins.
Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health- Ghana Summary
Pollution is responsible for 15.2% of deaths in Ghana. Learn more about how pollution affects health and the economy in Ghana by reading the Ghana Summary Report, based on the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health.
Project and Country Reports
Read more about our work in Ghana in The Pollution Blog
- Walk-Through Of Agbogbloshie E-Waste Site Spreads Message: “Burning Is Bad” (Sept 2016)
- Transforming Agbogbloshie: From Toxic E-Waste Dump Into Model Recycling Center (June 2015)
- Report from Ghana’s Agbogbloshie E-Wasteland (April 2010)