WHO Western Pacific representative working in Mongolia

2020-01-22 13:18:10

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Dr. Marco Martuzzi, Head of Office, Asia-Pacific Centre for Environment and Health of World Health Organization Western Pacific Region in Seoul, Republic of Korea, is working in Mongolia from 19 to 22 January 2020 on his first mission to the country in order to provide support to promote environmental health, to strengthen multi-sector approach and expand partnership in the field.

Environmental health and climate change are one of the four thematic priorities for WHO work in the Western Pacific Region for the coming five years. Air pollution remains a public health challenge in Mongolia, and the Government’s introduced numerous measures as part of efforts to curb air pollution. The 2017 National Program on Reduction of Air and Environmental Pollution aims to reduce air and environmental pollution by at least 50% by 2025.

Within this framework, Dr. Marco Martuzzi and Dr. Delgermaa Vanya, health and environment officer at the WHO Country office, will meet with counterparts including the National Committee on Reduction of Environmental Pollution, UB city Department for Combating Air Pollution, Municipal Inspection agency and National Center for Public Health to develop an implementation plan for Flagship Priority on air pollution and health as per PB 2020-2021, to discuss ways to strengthen activities for 2020-2021 with a specific focus on GPW13 and Vision Paper for the Future of the Western Pacific Region.

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