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Lead paint project in Madagascar: an interview with LEEP partner Rila Rakotomanana

Lead paint project in Madagascar: an interview with LEEP partner Rila Rakotomanana

We interviewed Rila Albani Rakotomanana, Head of the Pollution and Chemicals Unit of the Directorate General of Sustainable Development of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) in Madagascar, and one of our partners. LEEP has been supporting Madagascar since April 2021 by providing funding, the study protocol, and technical advice for a study on lead paint. The interview with Rila illustrates what it is like to work in government on an issue like lead paint.

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...

Introducing LEEP: Lead Exposure Elimination Project

Introducing LEEP: Lead Exposure Elimination Project

We are excited to announce the launch of Lead Exposure Elimination Project (LEEP), a new EA organisation incubated by Charity Entrepreneurship. Our mission is to reduce lead poisoning, which causes significant disease burden worldwide. We aim to achieve this by...