Air Pollution

Mobilizing hospitals to monitor air pollution and communicate the health impacts: The Chennai pilot

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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.

Dr. Arvind Kumar from the Lung Care Foundation discusses COVID-19 and air pollution

Our partner in India - the Lung Care Foundation through our joint Doctors for Clean Air initiative - has been out front in the national media highlighting the added vulnerability of air pollution impacted communities to COVID-19. They have quickly mobilized their expertise and resources, and used their strong foundation on public engagement, to share the implications of the coronavirus especially for individuals living in highly polluted communities.

Health Care Without Harm’s India partners take innovative approach to COVID-19 and gain global attention

Colleagues at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (PGI) and Panjab University (PU) transformed a superhero comic character who fights air pollution - which they were developing as part of a Health Care Without Harm project - into the central character in a comic book to educate children about the coronavirus.