Published on 13 Sep 2021

Assoc. Prof. Steve Yim appointed member of WHO’s Global Air Pollution and Health - Technical Advisory Group (GAPH-TAG)

Left: Assoc. Prof. Steve Yim. Middle and right: Shutterstock images 265880798 and 390423625.

Congratulations to ASE Assoc. Prof. Steve H.L. Yim, who was recently appointed a member of the Global Air Pollution and Health – Technical Advisory Group (GAPH-TAG) of the World Health Organization (WHO). Assoc. Prof. Yim is an atmospheric scientist with expertise in air pollution, and he has a joint appointment by the Asian School of the Environment and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

The GAPH-TAG is a group of international experts in air pollution and health who assist the WHO with reviewing and analyzing the existing health impact assessment, interventions and policies to mitigate the health burdens of air pollution, and provide technical guidance to support the relevant work in WHO. According to the WHO, 4.2 million deaths every year can be attributed to air pollution, and 91% of the world’s population live in places where air quality exceeds WHO’s recommended limits.

Asso. Prof. Steve Yim’s research focuses on the interactions between climate and air quality, and the resultant impacts on public health. His research is devoted to enhancing the knowledge of formation and removal mechanisms of air pollution due to emissions, climate change and land cover changes. By assessing the characteristics and transport pathways of transboundary air pollution and evaluating population exposure and health effects of air pollution, his research  provides solutions to protect human health and support sustainable development.