Health, Economy, and Environment

Saving lives, supporting sustainable development

Children play in a trash-strewn yard near an operating garbage dump.

Pollution is the leading cause of death in Madagascar.

Although rates of malnutrition and communicable diseases have fallen in Madagascar, the death toll from pollution continues to rise.

This same pollution is destroying the country’s natural resources, which are essential assets for its sustainable economic development.

Solve Pollution Madagascar addresses the interlinked issues of health, economy, and environment by reducing exposure to polluted indoor air, outdoor air, soil, and water through adoption of safer, non-polluting practices within households, communities, and businesses.

1 in 3people in Madagascar dies from pollution exposure

8.6%of Madagascar’s gross national income goes to health costs of pollution, which does not include the costs of caregiving