List of events for the international lead poisoning prevention week of action 22 to 28 October 2017

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List of registered events

Algeria, Algiers and Annaba – National Center of Toxicology (Health Care Institution)
Title of event:
International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of ActionBrief description of event:

Event was host in : Metro stations, Forums, Hospital
Aims :
– Present lead poisoning and its causes
– Raise public awareness about Lead Poisoning
– distribution of flyers and brochures about Lead
– guidelines about managing lead poisoning

Target audience for event:
– General public
– Health professionals
– Students of Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy, Paramedical Sciences
– media personal reporting

Start Date: 22/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

 

Argentina, Rosario/Santa Fe – Taller Ecologista (NGO)
Title of event: URL of Organisation
“Lead in Paint: heavy impacts on health”Brief description of event:
Taller Ecologista is going to present the report `Lead in solvent-based paints for domestic use in Argentina´.
The objective is to make known that there are companies which manufacture leaded paints far exceeding the limit of 600 ppm established in a ministerial resolution. Control measures will be called for to prevent this illegal production. It will be requested to amend the resolution to lower the limit to 90 ppm and to have paints labelled indicating lead content.
Representatives from government, industry, health, environmental and consumer protection organizations will be invited to take part in the event.

Target audience for event:
Government, industry, healthcare and civil society stakeholders, and paint consumers.

Date: 04/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://tallerecologista.org.ar/sitio/home.php

 

Argentina, Rosario/Santa Fe – Taller Ecologista (NGO)
Title of event:
“Lead exposure to environmental public health and wildlife.”Brief description of event:
Taller Ecologista is going to project in Ciclo de Ecología – a cultural space in Rosario with 24 years of experience – the documentary `Custodians of the Territory´, which is part of a programme related to the conservation of the wetlands, carried out by the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of the National University of the Center of the Province of Buenos Aires. In this documentary, they make reference to the studies conducted by this and other institutions related to exposure to lead and environmental public health and wildlife. These studies have contributed to the first lead substitution regulations in the country.
Target audience for event:
Government, industry, healthcare and civil society stakeholders, wetlands protective NGOs, students.

Date:
30/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://tallerecologista.org.ar/sitio/home.php

 

Armenia, Yerevan – Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (NGO)
Title of event:
Call for more stringent national regulations on lead in paintBrief description of event:
An appeal for dissemination in national agencies will be developed. A round table will be organized, a road map will be developed for bringing the issue of lead in paint to the national agenda using opportunities such as the ongoing discussions of the law on chemicals (expected in 2018) and the SAICM framework. The participating journalists will come up with at least 3 articles in the media. The initiative will contribute to the work started in frame of the regional Greenpeace-Russia’s initiative (Fair Toys Project) to protect Armenia’s children from the less stringent requirements of EEU’s regulations on children’s toys.

Target audience for event:
national decision-makers; mass media representatives interested in safety of consumer products; civil society organizations

Start date: 25/09/2017 End date: 30/11/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://www.awhhe.am/

 

Australia, Sydney, New South Wales – The Lead Education and Abatement Design Group Inc (NGO)
Title of event:
Volcano Art Prize 2017 Award CeremonyBrief description of event:
This is a photo / short film / art competition event held annually. Any film, photo or drawing which has lead safety awareness significance can be submitted. The objective of this competition is to spread lead poisoning awareness among the general population. The art competition is organised by The LEAD Group – a lead poisoning prevention charity organisation. There is no age bar for this competition. Thirty winning artists will receive a pictureproducts mug with their lead safety message and photo printed on it. The Judge’s choice and the People’s choice entries will each receive a cash prize.

Target audience for event:
Volcano Art Prize graphics since the competition began in 2012 are all archived at www.volcanoartprize.com and anyone anywhere in the world is welcome to select their favourite VAP entry and go to www.leadsafeworld.com /shop to order a Lead Safe World Poster of that entry. VAP is now open for 2018. Children and adult entrants from both OECD and non-OECD countries welcome. All children enter for free. Adults from OECD countries pay AU$10. The winners from overseas and outside Sydney will have the opportunity to “attend” the Award Ceremony via Skype.

Date: 27/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://www.lead.org.au/

 

Azerbaijan, Baku – Ecological Society “Ruzgar” (NGO)
Title of event:
Discussion of proposal on including of lead to the list of contaminants in the Environmental legislation of Azerbaijan”Brief description of event:
The meeting of experts on chemical safety , NGO coalition on Chemical safety, scientists, University professors, Mass-media. Experts will disscuss of developed proposal for including of lead to the list of contaminants

Target audience for event:
Staekholders: Parliament representatives, Ministry of Ecology and Natural resources, Ministry of Health, Children Organisations, NGOs, Mass-media

Date: 27/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://www.ruzgar-ngo.org/

 

Bangladesh, Dhaka – Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO (NGO)
Title of event:
High Level Policy Dialogue on ‘Learn the Risks and Ban Lead Paint’ and Rally on ‘Learn the Risks, Educate Community and Ban Lead Paint’Brief description of event:
ESDO with support of IPEN, in line with the observation of ILPPW-2017 organized a High Level Policy Dialogue on ‘Learn the Risks and Ban Lead Paint’ on 26th October, 2017 at ESDO Head Office. Relevant govt. representatives, academicians and ESDO board members were present in the meeting. ESDO also organized A human chain and rally on 28th October, 2017. Youths formed the human chain demanding for an immediate ban of lead paint in Bangladesh by 2017. A total of 200 youth from Bangladesh Girl Guides Association and Green Club of ESDO, environmental activists took part in the campaign.

Target audience for event:
Target audiences included professionals from health and education sectors and representatives of government’s concerned ministries and departments who were reached through print and electronic media and through distribution of IEC materials

Start date: 26/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://www.esdo.org/

 

Bangladesh, Dhaka – Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO (NGO)
Title of event:
Ban Lead Paint by 2018: Act Now!Brief description of event:
ESDO has planned to observe the international lead poisoning prevention week this year through a human chain and a high level policy dialogue meeting.
Objectives of Human Chain (Rally)
1.Raise awareness through public involvement
2.Encourage industry activities to voluntarily stop the manufacture and sale of lead paints
3.Make people concerned of the health and environmental risks posed by lead paint
Objectives of Policy Dialogue
1.Draw policy makers attention
2.Eventually introduce a legislation regarding the safe level of lead in paints and implementation of regulation
3.To help prompt actions by governments and manufacturers to stop the production and sale of lead paints.

Target audience for event:
Government representatives, policy developers, health and environmental experts, paint manufacturers, paint consumers, mass people and media.

Start date: 27/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://www.esdo.org/

 

Belarus, Minsk – Center for Environmental Solutions (NGO)
Title of event:
Presentation of info materialsBrief description of event:
CES will make a press-release about the Week of action, and release informational materials on lead in paint in Russian language.

Target audience for event:
General public, consumers, representatives of paint-production industry

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://www.ecoidea.by/

 

Belarus, Minsk – Republican Unitary Enterprise «Scientific-Practical Centre of Hygiene» (State Enterprise «SPCH») (Health Care Institution)
Title of event:
Republican Scientific and Practical ConferenceBrief description of event:
Section Preventive, ecological and industrial toxicology
Report “Biomonitoring of lead in paints”
(Yurkevich E.S., Vasilieva M.M., Agamova A.D.)

Target audience for event:
Scientific employees and scientists of public health institutions of the Republic of Belarus, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Latvia;
employees of institutions of state sanitary supervision of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus

Start date: 26/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://www.rspch.by/

 

Benin, Cotonou/Parrana – GAPROFFA (NGO)
Title of event:
National awareness campaign on the risks of using lead paints and their alternatives in BeninBrief description of event:
Campaign is to contribute to the reduction of the use of lead paints in Benin in the short term and its total elimination by 2020. Activities:- Awareness-raising of targeted actors based on a press release on risks linked to the use of lead paints, – Organization of the sessions of advocacy of the authorities and Organization of dialogues with sellers of painting through policy briefs. The approach is based on Research Action. Target groups: artisans, political authorities, industrialists, consumers, health professionals, pupils. The expected result is that the dangers derived from lead paints are known at all levels in Benin
Target audience for event:
Target groups
The artisans of the small trade, especially painters-buildings, managers of various paint shops, consumers, consumers, political authorities, industries agents, health professionals, students are the direct beneficiaries of the project.

Start date: 24/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

 

Cameroon, Yaoundé – CREPD (Centre de Recherche et d’Education pour le Developpement) (NGO)
Title of event:
Lead Paint-Free school environmentBrief description of event:
Cameroon is in the last phase administrative process to enact a regulation on lead in paint. Lead paint legacy will be one of the post regulation challenge to address to protect young children from lead poisonning. The colorful school environment bears most of that legacy lead paint to which pupils are exposed daily. To increase the awareness of the school community on lead poisonning, and the urgent need to switch to a lead paint free schools, CREPD will conduct one outreach activity on lead paint legacy in one school in Yaoundé that will be shared through social media and others with the larger audience.

Target audience for event:
School proprietors
School Head Masters
Teachers
Parents
Pupils
Health and Environment Clubs in schools
Representatives of the Ministry in charge of basic education
Responsibles of the Ministry of Public Contracts
Large public

Start date: 27/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: https://www.crepdcameroun.org/

 

Cameroon, Yaounde – Green Future (Association)
Title of event:
prevention campaign against lead poisoningBrief description of event:
For this campaign, green future will meet students to talk to them about lead poisoning: Causes, effects and how to avoid it. Then, green future will go to meet the ironmongers to inform them of the law number prohibiting lead in Cameroon. Not to mention educate them on the best practices to take to prevent lead poisoning

Target audience for event:
students of “île education” school and ironmongers from Emana quater in Yaoundé

Start date: 25/10/2017 End date: 26/10/2017

 

China, Shenzhen – Shenzhen Zero Waste Environmental Public Interest Development Center (NGO)
Title of event:
Painting Report Conference.Brief description of event:
Invited the media, officials, paint manufacturers, NGO partners, etc., held a press conference.

Target audience for event:
We aim to raise public awareness of the hazards of lead paint and to promote better standards.

Start date: 01/10/2017 End date: 25/10/2017

 

Colombia, Bogotá – Colnodo / Red de Desarrollo Sostenible Colombia (NGO)
Title of event:
Reunión con productores para reducción de plomo en pinturasBrief description of event:
Este evento busca crear conciencia en los productores para la producción de pinturas libres de plomo. Esta reuniónmostrará a los productores el proceso de cerificación de SCS Global Servces para que las empresas certifiquen una producción de pinturas decorativas de uso doméstico libres de plomo

Target audience for event:
Productores de pinturas, Ministerios, Reguladores.

Date: 17/10/2017

URL of Organisation: https://www.rds.org.co/es/sobre-la-rds

 

Colombia – Colnodo / Red de Desarrollo Sostenible Colombia (NGO)
Title of event:
Lanzamiento de Sistema de Información Sobre el PlomoBrief description of event:
La Red de Desarrollo Sostenible lanzará en su sitio web www.rds.org.co una sección especial de plomo en pinturas en donde se presenta en un solo lugar todos los recursos que ofrece la Red sobre el tema:
– Efectos para la salud
– Normas y legislación.
– Otras fuentes de contaminación
– Prevención a exposición.
– Producción libre de plomo
– Protección de niños
– Riesgos

Target audience for event:
Todo público

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

 

Congo, Brazzaville – World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO)
Title of event:
Lunch Time Seminar on Childhood Lead Poisoning in AfricaBrief description of event:
Presentation on Childhood lead poisoning in Africa: A preventable public health threat. The presentation was to mark the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2017. Social media activities were also carry on during the week, including a speech by the WHO Regional Director to all country offices to mark the week long celebration.

Target audience for event:
The target audience were WHO staff. More than a dozen staff participated in the seminar.

Date:
02/11/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.afro.who.int/

 

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa – Pesticide Action Nexus Association (PAN-Ethiopia) (NGO)
Title of event:
Lead Free Paints in EthiopiaBrief description of event:
PAN-Ethiopia in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) plans to organize an event with a theme of “Lead Free Paints in Ethiopia” on October 26, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event is organized specifically to journalists in order to brief them about the status of Lead in Ethiopian paints so as to use their media access to inform the public on how to protect themselves from lead poisoning. The event aims to 1) disclose the three Ethiopian paint analysis study results conducted by PAN-Ethiopia in 2013, 2015 and 2017; 2) brief the human health and economic impact of lead poisoning 3) present the final version of the draft regulation that MEFCC presented to the council of Ministers of Ethiopia for ratification and 4) encourage the paint industries that supported the formulation of the regulation to phase out lead from their paint formulations. The journalists attending the event are believed to further use the media to raise public awareness with regards to eliminating lead in Ethiopian paints.

Target audience for event:
Journalists from different media agencies

Date: 26/10/2017

 

France, Paris – Association des Familles Victimes du Saturnisme (NGO – Association Loi 1901)
Title of event:
information sur la prévention de l’intoxication au plombBrief description of event:
-projection du film documentaire “notre plomb quotidien”
-débat: échange avec la salle
-conseils sur les problématiques de santé liés aux conditions de mal logement
-informations sur le saturnisme et ses conséquences

Target audience for event:
n/a

Date: 26/10/2017

URL of Organisation: https://www.afvs.net/

 

Gambia, Banjul – Young Volunteers for the Environment -The Gambia (YVE) (NGO)
Title of event:
International lead poisoning prevention week of action in The GambiaBrief description of event:
The Young Volunteers for the Environment plans to conduct a National Multi stakeholder’s forum on the health effects of lead contamination and prevention; and a radio talk show. The forum will be used to discuss about the impacts of lead poisoning in particular lead paint, on the health and national development of the country.The radio talk show will be used to disseminate information to the public about the negative effects, symptoms, sources and prevention of lead poisoning. This will include question and comment sessions for listeners to contribute and learn.

Target audience for event:
participants include various stakeholders such as theparticipants include various stakeholders such as the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Employment, Ministry of Education, department of public and environmental Health, national assembly representatives, private sectors involved in the importation or sale of paints and related lead materials, public health workers, NGOs, Head of schools and WHO country office.

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://ong-jve.org/

 

Georgia, Tbilisi – Gamarjoba (NGO)
Title of event:
More strengthening for national regulations on lead in paintBrief description of event:
– Meeting and negotiations with representatives of the Ministry of the Environment on possible tightening of requirements for lead
– Lessons in Tbilisi schools and work with families
– Preparation and dissemination of a petition on the control of lead in consumer goods

Target audience for event:
-Policy makers,
– General public

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

URL of Organisation: https://www.facebook.com/Gamarjoba2014Georgia/

 

Georgia, Tbilisi – “Health XXI” (NGO)
Title of event:
“Lead-free paint environment everywhere where is a child ”Brief description of event:
Organize and conduct an outdoor event with the slogan the “Lead-Free Paint Environment everywhere!” to raise public awareness among parents, education institutions’ authority in kindergartens and elementary schools, towards hazardous impact of lead-containing paints on health and reduction of lead-containing paints in households.
Carry out hand washing campaigns in children’s education institutions.
Disseminate leaflets.
Target audience for event:
Children, parents, teachers, healthcare providers and paint consumers.
Start date: 25/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

 

Georgia, Tbilisi – National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (Government)
Title of event:
International lead poisoning prevention week of action in GeorgiaBrief description of event:
The following activities will be conducted:
1. To organize awareness raising activities through round-table/individual meetings and social media activities of government authorities and regulators, the private sector, manufacturers, consumers, workers, trade unions and health-care providers about the toxicity of lead in paints.
2. Engaging general public through social media.
3. Translate campaign materials into Georgian.
Poster, Flyer, Info-graphics and other educational materials about lead have been prepared for International Lead Poisonings prevention week. This information will be posted on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ncdcgeorgia); (https://www.facebook.com/HealthPromotionGeorgia) and website www.ncdc.ge.
Target audience for event:
General public, media, industry, academic sector, regulators, policy makers among other stakeholders

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

 URL of Organisation: www.ncdc.ge

 

Guinea, Conakry – Carbone Guinée (NGO)
Title of event:
MINI ADVOCACY WORKSHOP FOR ELECTED ON LEAD PAINT REGULATIONSBrief description of event:
In half a day, NGO Carbone Guinée will gather at the people’s palace all the stakeholders around it that it has chosen for this edition of the IPEN International Week of Action for the Prevention of Lead Poisoning. .
The work of the workshop will take place in plenary sessions around
Power Point format and a documentary film focusing on the theme “Zero Pb in painting by 2020”. All communications will be followed by discussions and
exchanges to arrive at proposals adopted by the participants in a
consensual. During the workshop, a discussion will be held on an analysis of the strategy of adaptation of the ban or the progressive elimination of lead in painting by 2020 so that avenues of improvement are proposed.

Target audience for event:
Executives of ministries of health, environment, industry, health professionals, academics, lawyers, media, public interest groups, local and national elected officials.

Date: 25/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://carboneguinee.org/

 

India, Lucknow – Era University (Academic Institution)
Title of event:
“International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action”Brief description of event:
The Era University, Lucknow (India), organized the “International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action” week from 22 to 28 October 2017. To commemorate the week an awareness program was organized on 28th October 2017, in which over a thousand students participated. Dr. M.K.J. Siddiqui, Director, U.P. Council of Science & Technology, Lucknow, was the Chief Guest and Prof. R.K. Garg, Head, Neurology Department & Dean – Research, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, was the Guest of Honor at the inaugural function. Speaking on the occasion Vice Chancellor of Era University, Prof Abbas Ali Mahdi said that lead poisoning is hundred per cent preventable, yet it has been reported in 2015 that lead exposure accounted for about half million deaths and millions of disabilities due to long-term effects on health, with the highest burden in developing countries.
Dr. A.J. Ezejiofor, from Nigeria spoke on various sources of lead exposure and its preventive aspects. Prof. Sudhir Mehrotra from the Department of Biochemistry, Lucknow University, Lucknow, spoke in detail about the effect of lead on different organ system of the human body. Prof. M.M.A. Faridi, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Era University also spoke on the occasion and he emphasised on the adverse effects of lead on cognitive function in children. He said lead not only affect every organ system of the human body but also causes anemia which can be very lethal for young children and pregnant women.

Target audience for event:
For the benefit of undergraduate students studying in the Faculties of Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Paramedical Sciences, Nursing and Basic Medical Sciences of Era University, about thousand students participated.

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://erauniversity.in/

 

India, New Delhi – The Just Environment Charitable Trust (Toxics Link) (NGO)
Title of event:
Awareness on Lead free Paints and Effects of New Regulations in IndiaBrief description of event:
The Just Environment Charitable Trust (Toxics Link) will collect some random samples of enamel paints and test them in an accredited laboratory to understand the status of shift of lead in the paints after the regulation in place. Also there is a radio talk show for awareness

Target audience for event:
Government agencies, paint manufacturers, consumer groups, civil societies, school children, etc.

Start date: 15/10/2017 End date: 30/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: www.toxicslink.org

 

Indonesia, Denpasar and Bali – BaliFokus Foundation (NGO)
Title of event:
LEAD PAINT AND ASBESTOS ELIMINATION SYNERGY CAMPAIGNBrief description of event:
BaliFokus initiates synergies campaign in eliminating lead in paint and removing asbestos through the action of painting asbestos roof with lead-free paint. This action will take place in several cities and in some locations that use asbestos roofs especially in educational and health facilities for children such as early childhood, kindergarten, daycare, baby and infant clinics, elementary schools, etc. Some activities will be implemented: 1) Spreading information through factsheet to building depot 2) Providing a healthy school’s certificate to those who have participated 3) A coloring contest for early childhood 4) A radio talk show and a stake holder seminar will be held after the campaign finished.

Target audience for event:
1. Children at kindergarten, playgroup, nursery and daycare
2. An organization consists of early childhood educators in Indonesia
3. Consumers at building depot
4. Related stakeholders: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Indonesia
5. Paint Company
6. INA-BAN (Indonesia Ban Asbestos Network)

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

 URL of Organisation: https://www.balifokus.asia/

 

Indonesia, Solo City and Karanganyar District – Gita Pertiwi and KAKAK Foundation (NGO)
Title of event:
“Weekend Without Lead Poison with Children and Youth”Brief description of event:
This event focused on Campaign on Public Space for community and children on health impact of lead poisoning “Weekend Without Lead Poison with Children and Youth.
This activity will be conducted in Solo Raya and Karanganyar. Mass media campaigns will be conducted through press releases, dialogues on local radio / TV and inviting media covering the “Weekend Without Lead Poison with Children and Youth” event at Child Friendly Park in Karanganyar City. The activities will be held in 25-28 October 2017.
This activity aims to socialize the danger of leads in the paint among local government, teachers, parents and children. So there is a principle of caution in building and providing facilities for children who have a dangerous lead. At the children’s level they understand the danger of lead and invite clean behavior and avoid the danger of the surrounding leads.
The press release will be held in Solo City in cooperation with local radio and TV stations, while the summit invites local government, teachers, parents and children to be conducted at Karanganyar District Children’s Park. It is expected that 150 people will attend this event which is expected 60% are women. 70 chidren will be present and involved in this event.

Target audience for event:
children and youth, teachers and local goverment.

Start date: 25/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://gitapertiwi.org/; https://www.facebook.com/kakakfoundation/

 

Jamaica, Kingston – The Caribbean Poison Information Network (Academic Institution)
Title of event:
Where are we now: Lead Poisoning and our childrenBrief description of event:
The public education programme for International Lead Poisoning Week will done in the form of a think thank discussion. The entails hosting a televised and radio discussion on the issue of lead poisoning in Jamaica over previous year. This will initiate a conversation on the present state of Lead Poisoning and the Government role in protecting children in Jamaica.

Target audience for event:
Policy makers, and the general public

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.carpin.org/

 

Jordan, Amman – Jordan Environment Society (NGO)
Title of event:
Jordan lead poisoning prevention week of action 22-27 October 217Brief description of event:
Organizing 7 awareness campaigns in several Jordanian cities
Printing and disseminating material (flayers, Posters, cloth bags, t-shirts, caps, roll up stands)
2 hour Celebration at one of the Leading Jordanian Schools
Visit of School students to one of the factories that are banning the use of Lead in Paint
· Visits schools to the Sipes factory

Target audience for event:
decision makers at Ministry of Health and Education, School Staff and Students, The public

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://jes.org.jo/

 

Jordan, Amman – Land and Human to Advocate Progress (LHAP) (NGO)
Title of event:
Promote the Adoption of a National Legislation on Lead Free PaintBrief description of event:
LHAP will form a team of two persons a technical and a lawyer to review the national legislations in this regards and draft a national legislation benefiting from the accrued experience of IPEN countries representatives who have made some remarkable progress in this direction. The two person team will also benefit from the recent publication circulated by IPEN titled “Draft Lead Paint Guidance Model Law “.

Once the draft is ready, a focus group of persons representing environmental NGOs, public sector represented by the two ministries of Environment and Health, the private sector in specific paint industry through the chamber of industries and commerces to discuss the draft legislation. The discussion will include the constraints to the adoption of this legislation to work joinly on overcoming them.

Once an agreement on the draft paint free legislation is approved by the multi-stakeholder focus group, then it will be sent officially to the two ministries of environment and health for adoption.

Some lobbying campaigns will be carried out with the legal committee and environment and health committee of Jordan parliament through visits to the two commissions to seek their support to let the government adopt the legislation.

The main goal is to come up with an adopted legislation on lead paint free. The campaign will be focused in Amman, where the political and economic decisions are exercised.

It is expected to come up with a ready made lead free paint, suitable to the national Jordanian set up .
Target audience for event:
The two Ministries of Environment and Health, the paint industry, the committee of health and environment in the Jordanian parliament, active NGOs in environmental issues and the committee of health and Environment in the new decentralized Amman Council

Start date: 02/10/2017 End date: 29/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.lhap.net/

 

Kenya, Nairobi – Centre for Environment Justice And Development (CEJAD) (NGO)
Title of event:
Awareness creation and sensitization on hazards of leaded paints and the Kenya’s standards for paints, varnishes and related to the Kenyan public.Brief description of event:
This activity aims to increase awareness and sensitize Kenyan public on hazards of lead from leaded paints and Kenya’s standards on paints, varnishes and related products through stakeholders forums, mass media and social media platforms

Target audience for event:
Relevant government ministries and agencies, Paint manufacturers, distributors, dealers, housing developers, relevant NGOs and CSOs such as consumer watch groups and Kenyan public.

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://cejadkenya.org/

 

Kenya, Nairobi – University of Nairobi (Academic Institution)
Title of event:
Creation of Awareness on National Legal Limit of Lead in PaintBrief description of event:
Engagement of diverse stakeholders and media to create awareness on National Legal Limit of Lead in Paint

Target audience for event:
General public, media, industry, academia, regulators, policy makers among other stakeholders

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.uonbi.ac.ke/

 

Lithuania, Vilnius – Center for health education and diseases prevention (Government)
Title of event:
International Lead Poisonings Prevention WeekBrief description of event:
During International Lead Poisonings prevention week, we created poster, short educational information about lead. This information will be posted in our Facebook page (Sveikatos mokymo ir ligų prevencijos centras) and website.

Target audience for event:
n/a

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: https://sam.lrv.lt/en/health-care/public-health

 

 
Lithuania, Vilnius – Health emergency situations centre of the Ministry of health, Poison Information Bureau (Government)
Title of event:
International Lead Poisonings Prevention WeekBrief description of event:
During International Lead Poisonings prevention week, Poison information bureau in Lithuania created two infographics, which will be posted in our Facebook page (Apsinuodijimų informacijos biuras) and website.

Target audience for event:
n/a

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.essc.sam.lt/en/activities.html

 

Malaysia, Selangor – Malaysian Paint Manufacturers’ Association (NGO)
Title of event:
Towards Lead-Free Paint – The Malaysian ContextBrief description of event:
To align with global goal of eliminating lead paint around the world by 2020 which was initiated by The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint, co-led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), Malaysian Paint Manufacturers’ Association (MPMA) will be organizing a Forum with the theme of “Towards Lead Free Paint – The Malaysian Context” .

The main objective of the forum is to drive the Association initiative towards achieving the goal of Lead Free Paints in Malaysia by 2020.

This forum is aimed at providing a platform to educate the paint industry players, stakeholders and government bodies on the use of lead in paint and ultimately working towards elimination of lead in paint systems. We will discuss the where and why lead is used in paint, options of elimination of lead in paint and working towards ultimate goal of Lead Free Paint in Malaysia by 2020.

Target audience for event:
Paint manufacturers, raw material suppliers, educator, government bodies

Date: 21/11/2017

URL of Organisation: www.mypma.org.my

 

Nepal, Kathmandu – Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) (NGO)
Title of event:
LEAD Awareness Week of action through mass mediaBrief description of event:
CEPHED will carried out following activities:
1. Press meet to kick off week of action.
2. Radio Talk program on: Lead toxicity, Lead in paint, Lead paint standard.
3. Awareness raising through mass media . Radio jingle and TV PSA on lead paint standard broadcast from national FM radio station and TV Station.
4. News article publication.
5. Writing advocacy letters to government agency for effective implementation of standard.
6. Organise Training on lead paint elimination for Journalist.
7. Organise training on lead paint elimination for Lawyers
8. Organise training on lead paint elimination for Doctors etc.
Target audience for event:
1.General public.
2.paint industries.
3.Government officials.
4.media personnel
5.health professionals etc.

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 30/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.pciaonline.org/node/99

 

Nigeria, Lagos/Nigeria – Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) (NGO)
Title of event:
National Campaign: Official release of study on Lead in Solvent-Based Paints for Home Use in NigeriaBrief description of event:
1. Press Conference:SRADev Nigeria in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment will host a press conference to officially release the study report as part of activities to commemorate ILPPW.
2. SRADev plans to undertake consultations with Paint Manufacturers Association (PMA) during its 5th edition of bi-annual Raw Materials, Equipment and Painting exhibition tagged: PMA Nigeria Coatings Show, slated for October 23 and 24, 2017.
3. SRADev will undertake the release of the African study, “Lead in Solvent-based Paints in Africa”. Press releases will be forwarded to media for publication.

Target audience for event:
Print and Electronic media, key ministries,departments and agencies MDAs like Federal/State Ministries of Environment, Standards Organization of Nigeria(SON),National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA)Paint Manufacturers Association(PMA),Manufacturers Association of Nigeria(MAN)and students from our schools for Lead Free Paints campaign

Start date: 20/10/2017 End date:28/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.sradev.org/index.php

 

Philippines, Baguio City – Saint Louis University Laboratory Elementary School (Academic Institution)
Title of event:
INTERNATIONAL LEAD AWARENESS PREVENTIONBrief description of event:
Discussion on the objectives of the International Lead Awareness Prevention as well as the means of exposure and preventing lead poisoning on daily activities through a power point presentation during Science classes and distribution of a pamphlet by the School Medical Clinic as an informational media campaign .

Target audience for event:
All the school-aged children, teaching and non-teaching staff of Saint Louis University.

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://www.slu.edu.ph/

 

Philippines, Quezon City – EcoWaste Coalition (NGO)
Title of event:
“Lead-Free Paint Store Now!”Brief description of event:
The EcoWaste Coalition plans to organize an outdoor event called the “Lead-Free Paint Store Now!” on October 24, 2017 in Quezon City, Philippines. The creative event will inform the public about the availability of paints that are compliant to the country’s Chemical Control Order for Lead and Lead Compounds, which provides for a three-year phase-out period (2013-2016) for lead-containing architectural, decorative and household paints. The activity aims to 1) disclose paint products in compliance or in violation of the 90 ppm total lead content limit as confirmed by laboratory analyses commissioned by the EcoWaste Coalition; 2) promote mandatory removal by companies of non-compliant paint products from the market; 3) push for the enforcement of the penalty provision under lead paint regulation; and 4) encourage companies to secure third party Lead Safe Paint® certification to assure consumers that their paint products conform to the regulatory requirement. Representatives from government, industry, health, environmental and consumer protection organizations will be invited to support and take part in the event.

Target audience for event:
Government, industry, healthcare and civil society stakeholders, and paint consumers.

Date:
24/10/2017

URL of Organisation: www.ecowastecoalition.org

 

Republic of Moldova, Chisinau – National Center of Public Health (Government with Scientific Department)
Title of event:
Estimation of lead exposure at children from MoldovaBrief description of event:
Will present the results of laboratory data regarding the lead concentration in pre-collected blood and urine.
Will elaborate the recommendations for risk reduction.

Target audience for event:
n/a

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://cnsp.md/

 

Republic of Moldova, Chisinau – Public Association EcoContact (NGO)
Title of event:
Awareness week and press conferenceBrief description of event:
Launching the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of action during the special press conference and conducting awareness activities during the week

Target audience for event:
Governmental authorities, NGOs, general public

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

 

Russian Federation, Moscow – Eco-Accord (NGO)
Title of event:
Strengthening legislation to eliminate lead from paint in Eurasian Economic CommissionBrief description of event:
We are planning to prepare a press-release and an open letter to be addressed to the governments of five countries which are members of the Eurasian Economic Commission and to the Association of Paint Quality which unites key paint producers in EEC. The letter will contain a request to strengthen the EEC draft Technical Regulation on the Safety of Paints,conduct better control and monitoring to ensure lead free paints on the market of the targeted countries.

Target audience for event:
Governments of Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Association of Paint Quality

Start date: 25/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.ecoaccord.org

 

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh – King Fahad Medical City (Health Care Institution)
Title of event:
Lead Poisoning awarenessBrief description of event:
Our aim is to Rais public awareness about Lead Poisoning
on this event we will discuss potential sources of lead exposure and its harmful effects on human health
the campaign flyers will be distributed to the visitor and several awareness massages will be shared thru social media.

Target audience for event:
public

Date: 22/10/2017

URL of Organisation: https://www.kfmc.med.sa/

 

Slovenia, Koroška (Carinthia), Slovenian part – National institute of Public Health, Reginal Unit Ravne na Koroškem (Public Health Institution)
Title of event:
Living with LeadBrief description of event:
Activities planned:
Workshops on a healthy lifestyle in kindergartens.
Pupils of primary schools will prepare thematic products on the topic of preventing exposure to lead (drawings, writen pappers posters). Information for local media will be prepared.

Target audience for event:
Kindergartens (children and staff)/ Primary schools (children and staff)/ General population through media

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.nijz.si/

 

Sri Lanka, Colombo – Centre for Environmental Justice (NGO)
Title of event:
Support a Pre-school to become lead safe and educate pregnant womenBrief description of event:
During the study on Lead in dust, it was revealed that the dust in a pre-schools and schools can have lead within a range of 8- 600 μg/ft2. Therefore, this activity is intended to put more emphasis on transforming child education facilities and child care facilities to completely transform into lead safe places.

Target groups:Parents, teachers and other heads of child education and child care facilities.

Activities:

– In order to get peoples’ attention on this matter, a pageant will be organized, with the help of children of “Rahulathissa” Pre-school, Ruhunukalaa mawatha, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka.
– This pre-school will be given lead safe paint to apply in the walls, furniture and children’s Toys and playing areas in order to mark this as a “lead safe preschool”.
-On 25th, Children’s’ pageant will take place from Cotta road to Castle Street (900m in distance), where there is a women’s hospital (Castle Street Hospital for Women) in order to convey the message to maximum number of people related to children.
– Children will be given display boards with messages.
– Leaflets will be distributed to people who approach to get information.
– Children’s parents and the adult participants will be given a T-shirt designed for the event and will be worn to identify distinctively.
– Posters will be printed and distributed to educational institutes.
– Press release and a small report on the event will be released by 26th October 2017.
Target audience for event:
Pre-school children and the Pregnant women- This will target 50 Pre-school children and the over 100 pregnant women attend the medical clinics at the Castle Hospital located in Borella.

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 29/10/2017

URL of Organisation: www.ejustice.lk

 

Tajikistan, Dushanbe – Foundation to support civil initiatives (FSCI, Dastgiri-Centre) (NGO)
Title of event:
Lead-Free Paint Store Now!Brief description of event:
The NGO “Foundation to support civil initiatives” (FSCI, Dastgiri-Centre), Tajikistan suppose to organize an outdoor meeting called the “Lead-Free Paint Store Now!” on October 25, 2017 in Dushanbe City, Tajikistan.

The creative event will inform the public about the availability of paints that are compliant to the State Committee of Environment under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, Ministry of Health, Tajikstandart of the RT, Academy of Sciences of RT for Lead and Lead Compounds, lead-containing architectural, decorative and household paints. The FSCI’ activity aims to:

1) disclose paint products in compliance or in violation of the 90 ppm total lead content limit as confirmed on the international level;
2) promote mandatory removal by companies of non-compliant paint products from the market;
3) push for the enforcement of the penalty provision under lead paint regulation;
4) encourage companies to assure consumers about paint products conforming to the regulatory requirement.

Target audience for event:
Representatives from government, industry, health, mass-media, environmental and consumer protection organizations will be invited to support and take part in the event.

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 25/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://fsci.tj/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=89&Itemid=97&lang=en

 

Togo, Lomé – Les Amis de la Terre-Togo (NGO)
Title of event:
Conference-debate and press conference on the risks associated with the use of lead paint on human health: the need for preventive regulation.Brief description of event:
The conference will assess the commitment of participants and appreciate the advantages and constraints of engaging Togo in the elimination of lead paint. Discussions will fuel the advocacy argument. A press conference will be organized.

Objectives

Discuss the challenges associated with the use of lead paint and mobilize in favor of measures to prevent poisoning.

– Present lead poisoning and its causes;
– Explain the fundamentals and scope of the international campaign;
– Put forward a case for adoption of a regulation banning lead paint.

Expected impact

Reduction/total elimination of the use of lead paints and other products containing lead.
Target audience for event:
Target groups: representatives of ministries, industry, health professionals, academics, lawyers, media, representatives of public interest groups.

Date: 23/10/2017

URL of Organisation: www.amiterre.tg

 

Tunisia, Tunis – AEEFG (NGO)
Title of event:
Advancing raising awareness in the middle of Tunisia on lead in paint effectsBrief description of event:
This year , raising awareness will move to the South of Tunisia to highlight the effects of lead. Pupils from the region of Kasserine will participate with their teacher to create an event to attract the attention of people.

Target audience for event:
Pupils/teenagers and their respective families

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 26/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.kapitalis.com/economie/18811-une-etude-du-pnue-pointe-le-fleau-du-plomb-contenu-dans-les-peintures-en-vente-en-tunisie.html

 

Uganda, Kampala – Uganda Network on Toxic Free Malaria Control (UNETMAC) (NGO)
Title of event:
Creating public awareness on Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in UgandaBrief description of event:
The project activities will take place on 23rd and 28th October, 2017 whereby on 23rd, a press conference will be convened and on 28th, a TV talk show will be conducted.

During the press conference, literature on lead paint exposure will be shared with the journalists who will be encouraged to share with the wider public inform of writing newspaper articles as well as electronic media messages. This press conference will be addressed by officials from government particularly from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) as well as paint manufacturers/dealers in Uganda. The press conference will be attended by journalists from news paper printing media houses as well as TV and radio stations. Power point presentations on lead paint exposure as well as the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action will be presented. On the last day of the week, a TV talk show will be conducted.

Target audience for event:
The activities will target paint manufacturers, paint retailers, occupational workers in paint industries, people involved in (decorative) painting indoors, NGOs involved in environmental and health research and campaign, media personal reporting on environmental health issues, researchers and academicians, policy makers and technical officials of the Ministries of Environment, Health, Trade and Industry among others.

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

 

Ukraine, Delyatyn, Dzvynyach, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kropyvnytskyi, Kyiv, Mykulychyn, Nadvirna, Nova Kakhovka, Orbyvka, Tavriysk, Topolivka, Yaremche, Zaporizhzhia -Ukrainian National Environmental NGO MAMA-86 (NGO)
Title of event:
International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action 2017Brief description of event:
Participation in the preparation of the Technical Regulations on the limitation of lead in paints, Lobbying for approval of the Technical Regulations, Preparation and adaptation of the information materials (leaflets, posters, videos) for the International lead poisoning prevention week of action 2017, Informing the public about the dangers of lead with calls to buy paints that do not contain lead. Appeal to manufacturers for voluntary withdrawal from the use of lead in paints. Eco-lessons, Seminars, Round tables, Lectures for children, students and their parents about dangerous related with using products/goods including lead and measures to prevent poisoning by it.

Target audience for event:
Ukrainian Paint and Coating Association (industry), healthcare professionals, academics and public interest groups, the Government and the Deputies, healthcare professionals and academics groups, public interest groups including children, students and their parents, volunteers, industry, representatives of the mass media and relevant stakeholders.

Start date: 06/06/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

URL of Organisation: https://www.mama-86.org/index.php/ua/

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London – Public Health England (Government)
Title of event:
New Scientist Live, London ExcelBrief description of event:
We advertised ILPPW2017 at the PHE New Scientist Live stand. We handed out WHO ILPPW2017 flyers, created posters on the potential health effects from exposure, where lead may be found, and ways to reduce lead exposure. We answered visitors’ questions on lead, shared relevant advice from our own and other UK departments and authorities, and demonstrated how innocent items like children’s antique toys may pose a risk by using a lead testing kit and lead figurine. We will use social media to signpost advice during 22nd-28th Oct to pregnant women, parents of toddlers and people decorating their homes.

Target audience for event:
The New Scientist Live event was attended by members of the public, families, school children, university students, scientists, health care professionals, civil services members, anyone with an interest in science.

Start date: 28/09/2017 End date: 01/10/2017

URL of Organisation:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Londonderry – Ulster University (Academic Institution)
Title of event:
Is lead harming my unborn baby?Brief description of event:

What do you know about lead toxicity and its impact on your health and the health of your baby?

There is a rising concern over the effect of products such as ceramics, solders, cosmetics, hair dye, aeroplanes and even water in lead pipes.

At this event, Ulster University’s Dr Priyanka Chaurasia explores new technology and techniques that could predict the toxicity levels of lead on the developing foetus and what care plan should be adopted for soon-to-be parents.
Target audience for event:
Audience in general

Date: 08/11/2017

URL of Organisation: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/

 

United Republic of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam – AGENDA for Environment and Responsible Development (AGENDA) (NGO)
Title of event:
Protect children’s health – ban lead paintsBrief description of event:
AGENDA will hold a press conference with media outlets. The information to disseminate to public will seek the Minister for Industries, Investment and Trade to endorse the National Standard for Lead in Paint as well as pushing for its enforcement. A national Lead in Paint Standard was formulated during the African Lead Elimination Project which ended in June 2017. The Standard is awaiting endorsement.
Other NGOs such as the Tanzania Consumers Advocacy Society (TCAS) and Envirocare will participate. AGENDA will also distribute reports (in Kiswahili and English languages) which show the levels of lead in paints sold in Tanzania.
Target audience for event:
Media staff, Ministries, NGOS, Departments and Agencies such as the Ministry of Industries, Investment and Trade; the Division of Environment, the Ministry of Health; Government Chemist Laboratory Agency (SAICM Focal Point); Tanzania Bureau of Standards; Universities – Libraries; Paints manufacturers; and general public.

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

URL of Organisation: www.agenda-tz.org

 

United States of America, Los Angeles – CSUN (University)
Title of event:
Teach-In Campaign for International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2017Brief description of event:
On this Friday Oct. 27, 2017, I’ll give a teach-in at the begining of my regular class at California State University – Northoridge on the topic of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2017. It will include an introduction to this special awareness week and its significance so as to raise my students’ awareness of this campaign, and a call for their participation to spread the campaign messages through their social medias.

Target audience for event:
35 college students

Date: 27/10/2017

URL of Organisation: https://www.csun.edu/

 

United States of America, Maryland – National Center for Healthy Housing (NGO)
Title of event:
Twitter ChatBrief description of event:
National Healthy Housing Center (NCHH) is hosting a Twitter chat (#NLPPWchat) to have a conversation during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week to spread awareness and take action on lead poisoning prevention and response policies.

Target audience for event:
Organizations and individuals who are advancing the efforts to stop childhood lead poisoning.

Date: 24/10/2017

URL of Organisation: www.centerforhealthyhousing.org

 

United States of America, Memphis – Shelby County Department of Housing (Government)
Title of event:
Lead Awareness WeekBrief description of event:
10/23-10/24, we will have an informational table with lead brochures, information, coloring books and activities at 1075 Mullins Station Road. 10/26-10/27, we will have this same activities as well as blood testing of children at Shelby County Health Department, 814 Jefferson. We will also be broadcasting to staff of Shelby County Government information each day about lead hazards and lead prevention. Tips on lead hazards will be sent out each day.

Target audience for event:
Families with children under six. We also will be educating the staff of Shelby County Government as well as customers that come to the offices for all programs.

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/3397/Lead-Program

 

United States of America, Mohawk Valley (Utica, NY) – Lead-Free Mohawk Valley (Coalition)
Title of event:
Lead-Free MV Local ResourcesBrief description of event:
To provide information and resource materials to coalition members and agencies working in the Mohawk Valley to prevent lead poisoning.

Target audience for event:
Coalition Members with outreach to the broader community.

Start date: 23/10/2017 End date: 27/10/2017

 

URL of Organisation: http://foundationhoc.org/lead-free-mv/

 

United States of America, North New Jersey – Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey (Non Profit)
Title of event:
Lead Week EventsBrief description of event:
The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health will be providing children and parents with lead prevention education and lead prevention activities.

Target audience for event:
Children and parents

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://partnershipmch.org/

 

United States of America, Northeast Connecticut – Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) (Local Public Health District)
Title of event:
Healthy Homes Northeast CT: Love Where You Live and Live Lead-Free…A Community Partnership to Prevent Lead PoisoningBrief description of event:
57 northeast CT children were lead poisoned in 2015. NDDH will convene a broad cross-section of community partners at a Lead Poisoning Prevention Forum to discuss strategies and commit to collaborations that will reduce childhood lead poisoning.

Target audience for event:
Town Leaders, Building Officials, HUD Administrators, HQS Inspectors, Realtors, Bankers, Building Contractors, Physicians, Economic & Community Development Coordinators, School Nurses, Landlords

Date: 24/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://www.nddh.org/

 

United States of America, Norwich – City of Norwich -Community Development (Government)
Title of event:
Outreach EventBrief description of event:
The Community Development kicked off this year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by visiting the local Adult Education Center, serving many local adults and young adults of the Community. We were able to meet with 3 groups totaling to about 100 students. About one hour was spent with each group, discussing the dangers of lead paint and ways the residents can benefit from the help available to remove it from their homes. Several questions were answered bringing awareness to the devastating effects of lead paint and ways parents can protect their children.
The engaged students of diverse demographic backgrounds wondered about ways to address it with their landlords, inquired about the abatement process and took applications to be filled out. Based on the high level of interest and concern, the School plans on partnering up with the local health district to organize screenings for the children of the students.
Target audience for event:
Adults and Young adults

Date:
23/10/2017
URL of Organisation: http://www.norwichct.org/216/Community-Development

 

United States of America, Rockland County and New York – Rockland County Department of Health (Local Health Department)
Title of event:
Lead Poisoning Prevention Week – activitiesBrief description of event:
As part of efforts to raise awareness about lead poisoning prevention in Rockland County, New York, USA, the Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) issued a press release with information regarding information about lead poisoning prevention. With the help of several local daycares, RCDOH also collected paper handprints of 500 local children and displayed them in banners to remind community members that each child is a reason to focus on lead poisoning prevention. The project was called #500Reasons. RCDOH also created lead poisoning prevention posters and flyers and displayed the #500Reasons banners and lead poisoning prevention information on a table in the Allison-Parris building, the Rockland County Executive and Legislature building. RCDOH also posted lead poisoning prevention information on social media. RCDOH is also further connecting with local daycares and pediatric medical providers to expand awareness about lead poisoning prevention.

Target audience for event:
Community members of Rockland County, New York.

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017

URL of Organisation: http://rocklandgov.com/

 

Vietnam, Hanoi – Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (NGO)
Title of event:
National workshop: “TOWARDS BAN LEAD PAINT IN VIETNAM”Brief description of event:
The workshop aims to:
• Share the effects of lead on human health and the real situation of lead poisoning (including lead poisoning in coating paint in Vietnam)
• Discuss the actual use of lead paint in Vietnam and the solutions for ban lead in paint in the future
Target audience for event:
+ Representatives from the Paint Companies/Paint Association
• Vietnam Environment Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
• Vietnam Chemicals Agency, Ministry of Industry and Commerce
• Market Surveillance Agency, Ministry of Industry and Commerce
• Association of paint and ink
+ Representatives from the Consumers and associations
• Vietnam Standard and Consumers Association
• Vietnam Association for Protection of Child’s Rights
• Women Union
+ Representatives from NGOs, Institutes
• Polytechnic University, University of Public Health
• Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
• Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA)
• NGOs networks on Environment
+ Mass media: Newspapers, broadcast, television …

Date: 24/10/2017

URL of Organisation:www.cgfed.org.vn

 

Zambia, Livingstone – Children’s Environmental Health Foundation (NGO)
Title of event:
MEETING OF HIGH LEVEL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS ON LEAD IN PAINT FOR PHASING OUT LEAD PAINTBrief description of event:
The activity will include,
Conduct a meeting with high level that will involve the Paint industry for the purposes of releasing of a national report that presents the results of the lead paint study that will also present the lead paint controls and elimination leading to enactment of national law.
Conduct stakeholder mobilization and involvement including the media and civic leaders on the paint study results for the support of enactment of Regulations to eliminate lead in paint
Conduct a meeting with Civic leaders and traditional leaders for the traditional and civic support for elimination of lead in paint
Conduct awareness raising to the communities and consumers on the importance of compliance to the enacted laws

Target audience for event:
The Senior leaders of Government Officials ( Ministers of Key ministries such as Ministry of water Development, sanitation and Environmental Protection. Ministry of commerce and trade, Ministry of Health , Ministry of local Government and Ministry of Justice , Ministry of home affairs as well as the office of the Vice President as well as the Members of parliament for the support., Local Authorities, paint industry, Mayors and Town Clerks , traditional Leaders and Councilors. We will also target the Environmental Health officers Zambia Environmental Management officers , Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) NGOs and Faith based organisations , Universities , paint manufacturers, media and the community

 

Start date: 22/10/2017 End date: 28/10/2017