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Making the case: raising awareness about importance of lead paint laws

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Making the case: raising awareness about importance of lead paint laws

The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established a Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint. This is a summary of the discussion on Making the case: raising awareness about importance of lead paint laws, which took place on 14 September 2021.

Presenters: Lesley Onyon (WHO), Siddika Sultana (ESDO), Hassan El-Abid (Ministry of Health, Morocco), Nana Gabriadze (National Center for Disease Control & Public Health of Georgia), Milagros Cotrina (General Directorate of Environmental Health and Food Safety of the Ministry of Health, Peru)

The topic of the third Lead in Paint Community of Practice (LiP CoP) discussion for 2021 was introduced by Lesley Onyon from WHO. Siddika Sultana from ESDO, Bangladesh explored the importance of awareness raising around lead paint laws and how the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) can help in achieving this awareness. Country case studies were presented by Hassan El-Abid from Morocco, Nana Gabriadze from Georgia, and Milagros Cotrina from Peru.