About RECPHEC

RECPHEC registered itself as a non-profit making cottage industry under the company act in 1989. Political change in the country made possible for the RECPHEC to be established as non-governmental organization only in 1991.

Ensuring equality, equity, accessibility and affordability in
realising the goal of Health for All Nepali

Quick Contact

RECPHEC
Resource Centre For Primary Health Care
Thasikhel, Lalitpur-5, Nepal
P.O.Box : 117, Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel. : +977-01-5008010/15/31, Fax : +977-01-4225675
Email : recphec@info.com.np

Maskmandu 2.0

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Care for Clean Air Campaign, C-CAR was organed
“MASKMANDU2.0 : Clean Air Rally cum Talk Program” with an objective to draw attention of public
and government towards the deteriorating air quality of Kathmandu Valley. This is a campaign,
demanding our constitutional right to live in a healthy and clean environment as stated in Article 30 in
the Constitution of Nepal 2072.

Clean Air Campaign
(Right to Breathe Clean Air)

According to report released by World Health Organization (WHO) 2016, the air quality of Kathmandu is five times worse than WHO recommended guidelines. Air pollution is the major cause of environmental and public health crisis in Kathmandu Valley. A study by the Ministry of Population and Environment in 2005 estimated 1600 premature deaths related to air pollution in Kathmandu Valley. It is an undeniable fact that air pollution has high public health cost and economic burden to families and as whole to our nation.

According to Yale University Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2016,
(hhttp://epi.yale.edu) Nepal is ranked 149 among 180 countries. If we only consider air quality, Nepal is ranked 177. Cities around the world including our neighbouring countries are taking stringent action to improve air quality; however we are yet to prioritize air pollution as major public health issues and act accordingly.

Objective

C-CAR is organizing the “Clean Air Rally cum Talk Program” with an objective to draw attention of public and government towards the deteriorating air quality of Kathmandu Valley. Maskmandu2.0 is the extension of Maskmandu organized by C-CAR last year. This is a campaign, demanding our constitutional right to live in a healthy and clean environment as stated in Article 30 in the Constitution of Nepal 2072.

Our Demands
• Involvement of civil society in preparation of ‘Comprehensive Clean Air Action Plan”
• Follow proper environment management plan and take strict action against contractors for
delayed road construction to address dust pollution from road construction activities.
• Promote non-motorized transport system by building safer infrastructures for walking and
cycling

Let’s gather together to pressurize government for our clean air right. Your participation in this campaign is important to share the world to the entire nation.

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