The Roundtable on ‘A World Free of Lead Poisoning’ was held on 25th April in New Delhi as a collaboration between Pahle India Foundation, Centre for Global Development (Washington DC), Pure Earth (New York), Asian Development Bank and UNICEF.
The event was graced by the Health Secretary, Shri Rajesh Bhushan and co-chaired by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Chairman, PIF and Former Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog and Ms. Rachel Silverman Bonnifield, Senior Fellow, CGD. Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh, Chairman of Indian Society for Lead Awareness and Research (InSLAR), popularly known as the Lead Man of India, scientists from ICMR-NIREH and ICMR-NIOH, representatives from the World Bank, UNICEF and other health, research and policy institutes participated.
The two hour session saw various dimensions of the lead poisoning epidemic discussed as well as many practical recommendations and next steps that India can take to tackle it.
The event received wide-spread coverage in the Economic Times, The Print, The Week, PSU Watch, etc.