Richard Fuller has dedicated his talents to solving the problem of toxic pollution afflicting the poorest communities in low-income countries - one that engages local stakeholders and the international community. Why? After travelling to dozens of locations across the globe and witnessing the devastation wrought by toxic pollution, he knew this was one global problem that had relatively simple solutions, if approached one community at a time. Richard’s priority is to find the most effective methods to reduce the health threat, clean up the pollution, educate communities and build government capacity to avoid recontamination and safeguard health and the environment.
Since 2000, the team has cleaned up 80 sites affecting 4.2 million people, 835,800 of those under age six. They are currently working on 22 projects, affecting 591,500 people.