WHO Secretariat   |   Apr 10, 2015
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
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The Executive Board, in its consideration of health and the environment at its 135th session, decided to include the subject on the provisional agenda of the Board at its 136th session.1 At that session the Board considered an earlier version of this report,2 together with a draft resolution.3 The Board then adopted decision EB136(14), in which Member States were encouraged to finalize their work on the draft resolution to enable it to be considered by the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly. A preparatory process for the draft resolution, including informal consultations with Member States, is being held between January and May 2015. The present report describes the links between air pollution and health, and outlines some strategies for prevention, control and mitigation of the adverse effects of air pollution on health, including coordinated action between the health and other sectors.

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