The Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health

Promoting technology and information exchange on environment and health issues in the Pacific Basin.



Book Launch ‘Poisons in our Environment’

“POISONS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT” by Dr. Mahmood A. Khwaja, SDPI, Islamabad. Pakistan August 12, 2020

Book Introduction: 
The book, “Poisons in Our Environment” is a “Research-based” publication having the data (including contaminants in different environment segments), of 38 sites in the country’s three provinces, collected by the SDPI team, not only under the Author’s supervision & guidance but also in his presence at each of the visited sites.

Daily Times, Islamabad, August 13, 2020

Book Launch: Speakers term hazardous industrial waste a critical issue to be addressed urgently


The Express Tribune, Islamabad, August 13, 2020

Industrial waste requires urgent attention

By: Our Correspondent


UPDATE: 2019 Conference papers published

Volume 35 (2020): Issue 3 (Sep 2020): Special Issue: Assessing and mitigating environmental exposures in early life

Vale Kirk R Smith

Kirk R. Smith, a pioneering researcher in the deadly risks of indoor air pollution in the developing world and an early voice raising concern about the health consequences of climate change, died June 15 at the age of 73 at his Berkeley home, following a stroke and subsequent cardiac arrest.

Berkeley Public Health article.

USA withdrawing from WHO

Follow up from the USA’s formal notification to the UN about withdrawing from WHO – forwarding a note from Georgetown University:

We would like to push this letter out far and wide now. It is online at:

WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission’s report A Future for the World’s Children?

Estimates show indirect effects of #COVID19 pandemic on child & maternal health will be devastating @LancetGH

Now, @WHO-@UNICEF-Lancet #FutureChild Commissioners urge policy makers to put children at the heart of recovery efforts


ATS/ERS webinar

ATS/ERS webinar on International Perspectives on Reopening the Pediatric Pulmonary Function Test Laboratory during COVID-19 Town Hall

A SHARED future bi-monthly update Feb-Mar 2020

ASF Bi-Monthly Update Feb-Mar 2020

OM85 – could bacteria in a capsule protect us from coronavirus and other respiratory infections?

Peter Sly @ConversationEDU

Campylobacter infection major cause of child stunting

Read Dr J Johanna Sanchez’s research on SciDevNet

“Enteric infection, or gastrointestinal infection, which includes Campylobacter infection, is associated with stunting through its effect on appetite, metabolic demands, and gastrointestinal absorption and function,” says J. Johanna Sanchez, researcher at the Children’s Health Research Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and an author of the study published May in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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