ABOUT THE STUDY:
In addition to developing materials for training medical professionals on public health impacts of air pollution under the Climate and Health Air Monitoring Project (CHAMP), the team at PGI Chandigarh and PU have also been developing ideas that would reach the message of air pollution and health to the masses. The team led by Dr. Ravindra Khaiwal (School of Public Health, PGI) and Dr. Suman Mor (Department of Environmental Studies, PU) zeroed in on children between the age groups of 6-14 years based on discussions with their children aged 8 and 14 and the CHAMP team members.
In 2017 one of Health Care Without Harm’s partner organizations in India initiated an innovative pilot to work with a local hospital to install low-cost air pollution monitors and engage its leaders and staff in the public discourse on air pollution.
By Bindu Shajan Perappadan, The Hindu