More than malnutrition or any communicable disease, pollution is claiming tens of thousands of lives each year, accounting for three times more deaths than HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. The Malagasy have rallied to end this crisis by partnering with the Solve Pollution Network to implement the world’s first Health and Pollution Action Plan. This five-year plan enables us to reduce exposure to pollution and improve health, changing the course of Madagascar’s future and leading the way for other countries to solve pollution.
On an island viewed as a natural paradise, one in three people dies prematurely from pollution.
Prevent premature death
1 in 3
people in Madagascar dies early from pollution.
of species in Madagascar exist nowhere else.
Reduce climate impacts
Pollution is the root of the climate crisis.
Reveal causes of illness
The links between pollution and disease are not well understood.
Health and pollution action plan - Madagascar
Replace charcoal-burning stoves with clean fuels and technology
Monitor and reduce emissions from vehicles, industry, and forest fires
Soil and water
Identify sources causing harm and clean up contaminated soil and water
Knowledge and education
Reveal chemical and biological links between pollution and health; educate the public and workforce
Resources and networks
Develop commercial and institutional infrastructure to protect the environment and improve health care
Policies and processes
Partner with government and civil society to implement effective and sustainable approaches
Solving pollution, starting here
This comprehensive program scales with investment. In five years:
$5Mimplements our systems approach in the worst-affected zone, improving health for at least half a million people
$10Mexpands our reach to several communities, improving health for at least 1.1 million people
$100Mimproves the health of approximately 13 million people - half the population of Madagascar - and builds coalitions to sustain our mission
Investment in health and environmental transformation
- 40% Personnel (majority Malagasy)
- 26% Local Infrastructure
- 12% Equipment
- 10% Disability Inclusion and Overhead
- 8% Outreach, Education, and Program Management
- 4% Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
With support from people and organizations committed to saving lives and protecting natural resources, our work is expanding across the globe in partnership with countries that are already preparing to solve pollution.
Nine other countries have initiated Health and Pollution Action Plans. Dozens more, including India and Azerbaijan, have requested assistance.
Work in Madagascar begins the process of solving pollution worldwide through grassroots commitment and expert partnership.
Solve Pollution Network
The Solve Pollution Network joins organizations experienced in addressing pollution with a consortium of researchers providing key insights for targeting health improvement. In partnership with government, academic, civil society, and community leaders in Madagascar, this coalition brings together the critical expertise and commitment needed to build lasting solutions.
- Indiana University
- University of Birmingham UK
- Environment Care Consortium
- Pure Earth
- Global Alliance on Health and Pollution
- Government of Madagascar
- Education Development Center
- Global LPG Alliance
- Centre National de Recherches sur l'Environnement
- UNICEF Madagascar
- World Health Organization Madagascar
- Clean Cooking Madagascar
- Pivot Madagascar
- SEED Madagascar
- ONG Ranontsika Madagascar
- Wildlife Conservation Society Madagascar
- Comité Malgache de Butane Madagascar
- Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires Madagascar
- Initiative pour le Dévelopment la Restauration Écologique et l'Innovation
- Madagascar Green School
- Collectif d'eco-citoyen Tangala Maitso
- Think green Madagascar Green N Kool