Pollution & Health: A Progress Update of the 2017 Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

May 19
708 Broadway, Room 801, New York, NY 10003 & Virtual

Hosted by the NYU School of Global Public Health and the Global Alliance on Pollution and Health (GAHP)

In 2017, the groundbreaking report from The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health addressed the full health and economic costs of air, water and soil pollution. Through analyses of existing and emerging data, the Commission revealed pollution’s severe and underreported contribution to the Global Burden of Disease, the economic costs of pollution to low- and middle-income countries, and the costs of inaction.  This seminal report, which received extensive global media coverage, brought pollution squarely into the international development agenda.

The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) convened a group of leading researchers to update the analysis using data from IHME’s 2019 Global Burden of Disease. Authors will present the key findings of the paper, which will published 2330 UK time Tuesday, May 17 in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.  

Event Speakers:

  • Jack CaravanosClinical Professor of Environmental Public Health Sciences, NYU School of Global Public Health
  • Richard Fuller, Lead author; Founder, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP); CEO, Pure Earth 
  • Rachael Kupka, Executive Director of Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP)
  • Howard Hu, Professor and the Flora L. Thornton Chair of the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Ana Margarita Garza, Board member and Treasurer, Clarios Foundation; Director of Public Affairs Latin America, Clarios 
  • Gloria M. Janata, Founder and CEO, TogoRun

In-person registration is now closed. To join the event virtually over Zoom, please click on the button below. The Zoom event will begin at 9:30AM.