GHACCO participated in the inception workshop of the Global project “Mitigating the Health Impacts of Toxic Pollution in Low and Middle-Income Countries” held at the Alisa Hotel on the 23rd of May 2018. The project was also launched by the Hon. Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and innovation (MESTI), Prof. Frimpong during the inception workshop. The project is being undertaken by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), and with funding from the European Commission. It aims to mitigate toxic gas exposure in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) as a way of rendering support to their transformation towards an inclusive, green economy.
Ghana has been selected among other Countries for implementation of one of the key outputs of the project, which is the preparation of a National Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP). The goals of the HPAP is to assist the Government of Ghana to ‘identify and evaluate the health impacts of toxic pollution’; establish health related toxic pollution as apriority for action within national agencies and development plans’ and; ‘define and advance concrete, market, industry and society driven interventions to reduce exposures to these sources of pollution and related health effects’.