The Forum is a platform to bring together a wide range of actors who are typically siloed from each other: academics, multilateral and bilateral donors, national ministries of health and environment, the UN system, professional organizations, NGOs, and the private sector. By providing a virtual space for knowledge exchange amongst stakeholders from a wide range of expertise and backgrounds, the Forum aims to build global awareness to address lead exposure in low-and middle-income countries. 

1 in 3 children globally have enough lead in
their blood to cause brain damage







Source: UNICEF and Pure Earth, The Toxic Truth: Children’s exposure to lead pollution undermines a generation of future potential

There is no safe level of lead exposure. Yet, 800 million children worldwide have high levels of lead in their blood. Most of these children live in low-and middle-income countries. Many people and organizations are working to reduce lead exposure. The Forum provides an opportunity to learn from each other.

Rachael Kupka
GAHP Executive Director

Global Lead Exposure

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What organizations are doing

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Let’s work together
to end lead pollution globally