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?
Reposted from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
The World Health Organization today released a report that showed nearly a quarter of all deaths are related to living or working in an unhealthy environment. In response, Alliance CEO Radha Muthiah released the following statement:
This just in, women are disproportionately affected by cooking smoke-related illnesses, among other issues! Wait, this isn’t really news, it’s been known for some time.
Chef Jose Andres, ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, features in an article from Fusion.
“Our motto is to change the world through the power of food” – Jose Andres
Did you know that unimproved cookstoves contribute to global warming?
The everyday task of cooking poses a major health threat for billions of people worldwide. A global effort is putting hundreds of millions of dollars into making better cookstoves. Companies are responding with new designs. The question is, how much better are they? Researchers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are finding out. VOA’s Steve Baragona has a look.
We’ll talk more about what was wrong with the old ways later. Today I’m going to touch on our project region, Latin America. As far as the global population goes, there are far more people who cook with solid fuel in places like Africa and Asia. Relief agencies and government bodies have spent the bulk of their resources addressing this very real need, and rightly so. Projects have been done in Latin America, but for a variety of reasons this region tends to get sidelined. Well, not anymore.
Here’s another video from our partner, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Today we are discussing stacking and human-centered design. Too often a project is approached with preconceived notions about what end users want or what is good for them, these issues can be the death of a good idea. What is it they say about the road to Hell? Paved with good intentions, it is. Not only do these little devils cause problems for the initial project, they dirty the bathwater for any subsequent ones.