The Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP) program is designed to assist governments of low- and middle-income countries to develop and implement solutions to pollution-related health challenges. The HPAP program is facilitated by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), which is a consortium of national ministries of health and environment, international development banks, United Nations agencies, bilateral development agencies, NGOs and other actors working on pollution (www.gahp.net). The HPAP program brings together national Ministries of Environment, Health, Production/Industry, Transport, Energy, Mining, Agriculture and others to advance concrete pollution actions.
The goals of the HPAP program are:
- Assist governments to identify, evaluate and prioritize existing pollution issues based on health impacts
- Establish pollution as a priority for action within national agencies and development plans
- Define and advance concrete interventions to reduce pollution exposures and related illnesses