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A Toxics-Free Future


Capacity Building and Comm Participation

Capacity building to strengthen community participation in the implementation of the Stockholm Convention, focusing on children's chemical safety.

AAMMA coordinated and performed training workshops for pediatricians on POPs health effects as they relate to children. Workshops were implemented in three different regions of Argentina: Neuquén City, Neuquén Province (central region), San Salvador City, Jujuy Province (northern region), and Río Gallegos City, Santa Cruz Province (southern region). Each workshop involved two complete days: one training day for pediatricians and a second training day bringing together different stakeholders in the community and ending with an open panel to consider the regional problems created by POPS exposure and possible implementation of solutions. Topics included POPs health effects; information on the NIP; diagnosis of the local POPs situation; and new emerging diseases and POPs. Presenters also included the Stockholm Convention focal point; officials from the Ministry of Public Health; and coordination with Argentine Society of Pediatrics of Jujuy Province.

Three training workshops for pediatricians and local communities
Distribution of training materials at workshops (three books and a flyer)
Public dissemination through newspapers, radio and TV

Asociación Argentina de Médicos por el Medio Ambiente (AAMMA)