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Case studies on the implementation of the WHO Chemicals Road Map

The World Health Organization is publishing a series of national case studies on the implementation of the WHO Chemicals Road map, which was adopted in World Health Assembly Decision 70(23).

The case studies were developed by different Member States, including members of the Global Chemicals and Health Network. They illustrate the role the health sector plays in the sound management of chemicals, recognizing the need for multi-sectoral cooperation at a national level.

The case studies concentrate on different actions of the road map. They present activities and approaches that can be taken by countries, regardless of their stage of development, to implement road map actions. They share lessons learned and recommendations for health sector representatives on how to play a lead or important supporting role in the sound management of chemicals.

These case studies were prepared by WHO under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) full sized project 9771: Global best practices on emerging chemical policy issues of concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). This project is funded by the GEF, implemented by UNEP and executed by the SAICM Secretariat. WHO acknowledges the financial contribution of the Global Environment Facility for the development, editing and design of the case studies.