Global Alliance Pushes Help for Poisoned Poor in European Parliament

How do we begin to solve life-threatening problems facing the world’s poisoned poor? Some of the world’s leading voices came together for a seminar in Brussels this October to discuss the issue.

The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) joined forces with Member of European Parliament Michele Rivasi to organize the gathering in collaboration with the World Bank, the Health and Environment Alliance and the European Cancer Leagues. The seminar put a spotlight on global health and explored opportunities to reduce impacts from chemicals, mining and industry.

Mr. Li Yong, the director general of UNIDO, delivered opening remarks to representatives from the European Parliament and dozens of organizations and agencies.

“Europe has always been a generous supporter of issues in the developing world, and we count them as solid partners in the GAHP’s international alliance,” says Richard Fuller, president of Blacksmith Institute, which serves as secretariat for the GAHP.

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