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OBJECTIVES

  • Air pollution is one of the top five causes of mortality due to respiratory and heart diseases worldwide. According to the State of Global Air 2018, it has lead to 6.1 million premature deaths, making it the fourth highest cause of deaths worldwide. Clean air is a fundamental right, making it imperative for all the stakeholders, including the scientists, doctors, policy makers and industries, to come together, deliberate on and design strategies to improve traditional approaches as well as the use of science, technology and innovation to mitigate air pollution and the health effects allied with it.

  • In order to focus on the above issues and create a global platform for discussing various issues associated with air pollution, we, at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, and the Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) are organizing an International Workshop on “Air Pollution and Public Health: Challenges and Interventions” on 5th -7th  February, 2020.

  • This Workshop would bring together scientists, doctors, medical and pharma professionals, technologists, academicians and other stakeholders with an interest in working towards the vision of ‘Clean Air for Health’.

Themes

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SPEAKERS

  1. Air pollution: Know your Enemy” Perspectives from around the globe

  2. Health Effects of Air Pollution: Global and Regional burden

  3. Indoor Air Pollution: a devil at home?

  4. Air Pollution and Respiratory Diseases: Turning Acute to Chronic.

  5. Alarming rise of Cancer: Is Air Pollution a Contributor?

  6. Air Pollutions Hidden Impacts: Mental and Reproductive health.

  7. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies to Combat Air Pollution.

  8. Recommendations for Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions.