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Update on lead paint in Ghana

Update on lead paint in Ghana

Summary The Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana Standards Authority, Environmental Youth Action Network and LEEP conducted a study to determine the lead content of paints in Ghana. The results showed that six out of 59 (10%) samples of paints for home use...

2023 in Review

2023 in Review

Introduction from LEEP’s Co-Executive Directors   2023 has been a year of progress, learning, and growth, all towards our founding goal of improving the health, wellbeing, and potential of children around the world. As we’ve expanded our paint programs, which aim...

Progress on lead paint in Pakistan

Progress on lead paint in Pakistan

Summary: Lead poisoning from paint and other sources affects approximately 47 million children in Pakistan.  40% of oil-based paints for residential use tested by LEEP and Aga Khan University in Pakistan contained dangerous and illegal levels of lead.  LEEP is working...

Our Year in Review

Our Year in Review

Introduction from LEEP’s Co-Executive Directors LEEP was founded on an ambitious goal: to improve the health, wellbeing, and potential of as many children as possible. This goal has always been grounded by the belief that progress is possible if we are committed to...

Testing paint for lead content in Sierra Leone

Testing paint for lead content in Sierra Leone

Summary: LEEP and the Environment Protection Agency of Sierra Leone (EPA-SL) recently conducted a study to determine the lead content of paints in Sierra Leone. Results showed that 9 out of 19 (47%) samples of solvent-based paint for home use, obtained in Freetown,...

Sources of Lead Exposure in LMICs

Sources of Lead Exposure in LMICs

Although LEEP currently focuses on lead paint, we recognize that other sources may also be promising to address. We plan to explore effective interventions to reduce lead exposure from other sources over the coming year.

LEEP’s First Year in Review

LEEP’s First Year in Review

Introduction from LEEP's co-founders Around 1 in 3 children have lead poisoning globally and lead in paint is a major source of this exposure (UNICEF). Yet, lead is an unnecessary ingredient in paint, and regulations can successfully prevent its production (WHO &...

Study Results: Malawi and Botswana

Study Results: Malawi and Botswana

As part of our initial activities, LEEP analyses the lead content of solvent-based paint available on the market in countries without data on the current prevalence of lead paint. The purpose is to determine whether there is lead in household paint currently being...