Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action 2015
October 25 to 31, 2015
Please join hands to celebration the 3rd International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action 2015 called by Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paints (GAELP), a joint initiative of World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) with the aim of eliminating lead paint to protect public health and environment. The week of action globally observed from October 25 to 31, 2015 by organizing several activities around the world. We from Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) has been celebrating this International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action in Nepal by organizing week long activities and beyond: Press Release;Customizing, Publication and wide distribution of GAELP campaign materials such as posters and stickers; Mass dissemination of mandatory lead paint standard of 90 ppm Nepal through radio, TV and print media; Orientation and mounting of flex painting and wall painting with lead free paints in some 30 to 40 schools and public places in Kathmandu Valley and Organizing a Seminar on Lead Paint Elimination with all concerned stakeholders especially government agencies (MOHP, MOSTE, DDCs. Dept of Environment, Dept. of Custom, Department of Education etc.) , paint industries, paint dealers, paint workers, consumers, professional association, NGOs and media personnel etc.Our aim is to popularize the newly enacted mandatory lead paint standard of 90 ppm gazetted on last 22 December 2014 by Government of Nepal, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE) in order to increase its effective implementation to protect public health including that of children and environment. Please download the PRESS Releases from Press Release section for maximizing outreaches.