Despite a new wave of COVID-19 spreading across Southeast Asia, progress is being made in APHEDA’s Eliminating Asbestos Diseases campaign in Cambodia.
The first asbestos awareness video in the Khmer language has been completed. It targets construction workers, a high exposure risk group in Cambodia.
After many years of campaigning, the global ban asbestos campaign has chalked up a significant win as the asbestos industry is forced to take a big hit in Asia.
Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2021: in Australia alone, we still experience an estimated 4000 deaths per year from asbestos related disease.
In February 2021, an asbestos workshop in Laos caught the attention of the local media as the Health Minister voiced support for the full phasing out of asbestos imports in Laos.