Week-long campaign aims to help eliminate lead paintListen /
A campaign is being launched during the week of 20 to 26 October to focus attention on the need to eliminate lead paint.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says hundreds of thousands of children, particularly in developing countries, suffer brain damage as a result of lead poisoning.
During International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action, governments and people around the world are being urged to advocate for the ban of lead paint.
The theme is "Lead-free Kids for a healthy future".
Derrick Mbatha reports.