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Lead-safe opportunity for Bangladesh

We have started to work with a broad and growing coalition of stakeholders focusing on lead issues in Bangladesh. Our partners include Pure Earth, the University of Dhaka Department of Geology, the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research Bangladesh, and Stanford University.

Additionally bringing together technical, social and environmental experts from UNEP, Eco-Social Development Organisation (ESDO), UNICEF and SMEP, the group aims to build a common understanding of the challenges around lead exposure, share data and insights. The group has brought together local, national and international stakeholders including the Ministry of Health and Environment for educational workshops and to collaboratively find solutions to lead pollution sources while proposing interventions which will unlock the opportunity of improved lead battery recycling practices for the country.