Impact of Air Pollution on Maternal and Child Health Project (2018-2023)

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One of the biggest threats to Mongolia’s future is air pollution. In urban settlements across the country, where 60 per cent of the population now live, air pollution can sometimes be tens of times higher than the World Health Organization’s recommended levels. However, this is only one part of the picture. Influenza, pneumonia, and other flu-like diseases have always been common during Mongolia’s winter months. Sadly, however, these illnesses have drastically increased in severity due to air pollution. Currently, 300 people die each year due to air pollution-related illnesses, of which 240 are children under the age of five. This figure unequivocally demonstrates that children are the most negatively impacted by air pollution. 

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UNICEF Mongolia
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English, Mongolian