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Health in the Extractive Industries
Lead Organization Name
World Health Organization
  • Policy
  • Standards
  • Capacity Building
  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Mining
Lead by
  • Donor

Strengthening country systems to anticipate and respond to the public health impacts of mining and oil and gas extraction activities

Value Chain Focus
  • Policy, Legal and Contractual Framework
    • - Sector policy
    • - Sector legislation
    • - Sector regulations
  • Sustainable Development
    • - Social impacts
    • - Other: Health limpacts
Have a mix of stakeholders such as public, private and civil society sectors contributed to the design of the initiative?
Geographical Focus
  • Global
  • National
In-country work
Ghana, Mongolia
Who is it for?
host country national governments, communities
How does the initiative try to reach its objective?

By conducting a sector-wide assessment of health impacts associated with extractive industries operations.

The pilots provide an opportunity for participating countries to strengthen their institutional capacity to identify and respond to health impacts likely to arise as a result of the rapid growth of oil and gas or mining economies. The pilots provide an important means of developing insights and good practice examples that will inform the development of global guidance that will be of interest to other countries.