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.
It was a busy month for the campaign in Vietnam with a capacity building training courses and workshops for doctors and policymakers.
In November 2020, APHEDA made a submission to the AIIB Environmental and Social Framework review to ensure that economic development does not include asbestos!
In Cambodia, union organisers are refreshing their strategies and tactics to educate workers about the dangers of asbestos. Using distance learning, union educator Kathleen Galvin is volunteering her time, skills and expertise to work with the APHEDA Cambodia team to help build the capacity or partner organisations.
In October 2020, APHEDA’s partner organisation, the Building Wood Workers Trade Union Federation (BWTUC), took the lead on Cambodia’s first Tripartite Consultation on Responding to Asbestos Hazards in the Construction Sector.