Deidre van Gerven has lost four members of her family to asbestos. In 2015, she began writing poetry and has compiled her work in a book titled ‘Asbestos through the years’.
Laos takes steps to end asbestos – workshop to launch the development of the National Action Plan to Eliminate Asbestos-Related Diseases including a ban on asbestos in Lao PDR sees strong interest from concerned Ministries and stakeholders.
In January 2018, the Prime Minister of Vietnam made a historic announcement of a deadline to ban asbestos in the construction sector by 2023.
In December 2017, 16 organisations from across India, made the momentous decision to campaign as a national asbestos ban network.
Economic blackmail by Russia against Sri Lanka’s asbestos ban decision slammed by international trade unions and health networks.
15 Dec 2017: Today an influential group of scientists and researchers launched a global campaign to counter the misinformation from the asbestos industry.