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.
'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.
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.KNOW MORE
Doctors For Clean Air Conclave
Emerging Global Research on Air Pollution & COVID-19: Presentations and Deliberations
National Medical Associations' Leadership Conclave for Clean Air
Member of Parliament - Mr. Gaurav Gagoi, Showing DFCA slides during a protest at Parliament of India
Co-Founder & Managing Trustee,
Lung Care Foundation
Chairman - Institute of Chest Surgery, Chest Onco-Surgery & Lung Transplantation Medanta Hospital
Every Breath Matters
Former Executive Secretary,
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Senior Doctors as
Clean Air Champions
National Medical Associations committed to support DFCA
Network Driven Research Studies
Doctors associated with DFCA through National Medical Associations
Social Media Reach
Doctors Trained Through Workshops