WHO Chemical Road Map on Chemical Products (English version)


With the aim of supporting the different stakeholders in the countries of the region to enhance health sector engagement in the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management towards the 2020 goal and beyond, which seeks to ensure that chemicals are used and produced in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on human health and the environment, the Climate Change and Environmental Determinants of Health Unit and the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of experts from the region, have put together the "Virtual Course on the Chemicals Road Map, 2020 Edition".

It is hoped that this course will prove to be a useful tool to assist countries and other stakeholders in the health sector in defining priority areas for their participation in the sound management of chemicals, recognizing the need for cooperation between various sectors, at the national, regional and international levels.

The actions contained in the Road Map are organized into four action areas: risk reduction, scientific knowledge and evidence, institutional capacity, and leadership and coordination.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the working tools enabling the health sector to be an active player in chemicals management.
  2. Recognize in the case studies, the most appropriate actions to work with in some situations often faced in chemicals management.


Module 1. Global regulatory context
Module 2. Road Map
Module 3. Workbook
Module 4. Case studies


The Course is assigned a total of 30 hours

Last update: 05/Apr/2024