How much can clean cookstoves and fuels reduce incidence of pneumonia in children? Does using clean cooking technologies and fuels during pregnancy boost birth weights?
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves hosted a 3 day meeting involving 30 leading global public health researchers, focused on the aforementioned questions. Their research is highly pertinent, since half of the premature deaths in the world due to cooking smoke are under the age of five.
After seeing the preliminary results of the many ongoing studies, I think we’re making significant progress on how much changing to a clean cookstove or fuel can improve a child’s health. – Dr. Sola Olopade