ABOUT DFCA

'Doctors for Clean Air' (DFCA), was launched on December 4, 2018 bringing together more than 40 senior Doctors (including Pulmonologists, Surgeons, Paediatricians, Radiologists etc.) representing every state of the country. These doctors took the social responsibility to become Clean Air Champions to advocate for Clean Air by highlighting the health ill-effects of Air Pollution and promoting viable solutions.

Top office bearers of 12 leading National Medical Associations, representing over 1.5 lakh specialist Doctors of India, also joined the program and committed themselves to this cause and will work for Clean Air for all in India.

WHY DOCTORS MUST TALK ABOUT AIR POLLUTION?

Role of Doctors

Nobody sees the health ill effects of air pollution as closely as doctors, as they see the affected patients and manage them. Additionally, when doctors talk to their patients and families, they are more likely to be able to motivate them as they talk from a position of strength. Thus, doctors can be a "motivated motivator". They can translate the studies across the world which link Air Pollution and health into simple, understandable words for the common people.

"Doctors for Clean Air" will be a network of identified, passionate and trained Doctors who will lead the fight against Air Pollution in their respective regions across India.

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key objectives

AWARENESS

AMONG GENERAL PUBLIC

Doctors must educate the general public about the serious ill-effects of Air Pollution and the damage to their health and future generations due to breathing dirty air.

AWAKENING

FOR NEED FOR FASTER ACTION

Citizens and policy makers must realize the threat to mankind due to Air Pollution and recognize Air Pollution as a Public Health Emergency.

ACTION

BY CITIZENS & POLICY MAKERS

Doctors to influence Citizens, Administrators and Policy Makers for the need for urgent and stricter actions for Clean Air for their health.

Current Initiatives and Updates

news
6 September
2020

Doctors For Clean Air Conclave
 
 
 
 

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23 May
2020

Emerging Global Research on Air Pollution & COVID-19: Presentations and Deliberations
 
 

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24 Feb
2020

National Medical Associations' Leadership Conclave for Clean Air
 
 

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news
18 November
2019

Member of Parliament - Mr. Gaurav Gagoi, Showing DFCA slides during a protest at Parliament of India
 

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Learn more about air pollution and its health impacts and become a clean air ambassador

key messages

Dr. Maria Neira

Director,
Public and Environmental Health,
World Health Organization

Dr. Arvind Kumar

Co-Founder & Managing Trustee,
Lung Care Foundation
Chairman - Centre for Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Ms. Christiana Figueres

Co-Chair,
Every Breath Matters
Former Executive Secretary,
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Mr. Josh Karliner

International Director,
Health Care Without Harm

Clean Air Champions

 

our impact

40+

Senior Doctors as
Clean Air Champions

20

National Medical Associations committed to support DFCA

3

Network Driven Research Studies

 
150,000+

Doctors associated with DFCA through National Medical Associations

4 Million+

Social Media Reach

600+

Doctors Trained Through Workshops

 

Supporting Medical Associations

BECOME A
CLEAN AIR AMBASSADOR

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