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Globally 3 billion people rely on polluting solid fuels (wood, charcoal) or kerosene for cooking and heating their homes. Exposure to household air pollution (HAP) from burning these fuels is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in children under 5 years, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in adults and adverse pregnancy outcomes. In addition, HAP is responsible for more premature deaths (estimated to be 520,000 annually) and illness than malaria.

To address this major public health issue, the CLEAN-Air(Africa) Global Health Research Group aims to (i) inform national policies to scale access to and adoption of clean household energy and (ii) strengthen health systems to empower community led prevention to fight against household air pollution.

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