March 26, 2014

Please join us on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM EDT (Eastern US) for a BREAKING NEWS webinar to discuss the latest World Health Organization (WHO) estimates for the global burden of disease from air pollution. The 2012 estimates, released on March 25, estimate that globally, 4.3 million deaths were attributable to household air pollution (HAP) in 2012, almost all in low and middle income (LMI) countries.
The new estimates represent a significant increase from the first global burden of disease estimates in the early 2000s which suggested that around 2 million premature deaths occur each year as a result of exposure to indoor air pollution (IAP). They build on prior estimates published in 2012 attributing close to 4 million deaths to HAP (including 0.5 million deaths resulting from exposure to outdoor air pollution caused by solid fuel use). 

Leading the webinar:

•    Sumi Mehta, the Alliance’s Director of Programs, will provide a brief overview of how revised methodologies and additional evidence on air pollution exposures and the associated health risks have contributed to changes in the estimates over time. 

•    Heather Adair-Rohani, Technical Officer on Air Quality at the WHO will provide a detailed description of WHO’s new results. 
Click here to view the official WHO press release, and download an Alliance briefing note on the changes in the estimates over time here. 
Instructions for joining the webinar:

This webinar will be conducted via Microsoft Lync.  Please note that you will need to install a plug-in to use the Lync Web Application.  Download it here.

When you are ready to join, please click the link below, sign in as a guest and follow the instructions for installing the plug in. 
Click this link to join:

Conference ID: 998916

Attendance will be limited to the first 250 persons.

Note: If your computer has a built-in microphone and speakers, or if you have a headset connected, you will NOT need to dial in by phone.  If you need to join by phone, please use the number provided below, or search for a local number via the link below.  You will still need to join the Lync meeting at the link above to view the presentation.  Please select the “Don’t Join Audio” option. 

To join by phone, dial +1 (202) 864-5151 (United States)

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Detailed instructions on using the Lync Web App can be found here: 

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For those who are not able to join on March 26, the webinar will be recorded and made available on the Alliance’s website. 

If you experience technical difficulties please email Alex Trueman at