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Corra Lilian A.

E-mail: liliancorra@gmail.com

Dr. Lilian Corra is a paediatrician / neonatologist with a strong background on environmental education and environmental issues. She has vast experience on health impacts of environmental factors. Dr. Corra was laureate by United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) with the Global 500 Environmental Role of Honour on 1997, for her background and work on the environment protection. Dr. Corra founded the Asociación Argentina de Médicos por el Medio Ambiente (AAMMA) on 1992, which is linked to the International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE). She is the current ISDE President (since September 2005). Dr Corra is member and co-founder of the International Coordinating Committee of the International Network on Children’s Health Environment and Safety (INCHES), promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO). Both organizations ISDE and INCHES, have Consultative Status with WHO. Dr. Corra participates at the WHO Working Groups on Children Environmental Health (on Training Materials on Children Environmental Health for Health Care Providers and Communication of Uncertainty on Children Chemical Safety, among others). Dr Corra is also member of the Steering Committee of the International Pop’s Elimination Network (IPEN) and member of the Coordinating Committee of the Healthy Environment for Children Alliance (HECA) of WHO. Dr Corra coordinates the Champion’s Group to promote the IFCS IV Recommendations to Protect Children from Harmful Chemical Exposure on behalf of the IFCS President, and participates at various IFCS Working Groups: on heavy metals, toys and chemicals and on side IFCS activities on South-South Cooperation and Sustainable Development, Poverty and Chemical Safety organized by SAICM (UNEP Chemicals) at IFCS V (Budapest, September 2006). AAMMA and ISDE have been involved in the POPs negotiation for the Stockholm Convention, in the SAICM process, and currently participate of UNEP Chemical’s Working Groups on Mercury and on Lead/Cadmium. Dr. Corra served as an expert consultant at the Health Commission (1998) and at the Natural Resources and Human Development Commissions (1999-2001) of the Honourable Low Chamber of the Argentine Parliament. Dr. Corra is responsible of the Academic Department “Environment and Health” of the Post Degrees “Environmental Management” and “Public Health” at various universities in Argentina.

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