Part 4: Randomized trial of an Improved Oven Technology to improve air quality in Commercial Fish Smoking Environments in Ghana – The Invisible Fishers’ pilot project (Dr. Reginald Quansah)

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In this presentation, Dr. Reginald Quansah describes the Invisible Fishers’ pilot project

The project, led by SNV with partners including the University of Ghana and University of Michigan is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and aims to address the issue of exposure to biomass smoke and associated health impacts experienced by women in the fish smoking industry in Ghana.

About 80% of landed fresh water and marine fish in Ghana is smoked and the majority of workers in the fish smoking industry are women.

Use of traditional ovens for the smoking process results in smoke exposure related diseases, heat burns and many other negative impacts.

Dr Quansah describes how the pilot project (a randomized controlled trial) tests an improved cooking intervention, the Ahotor Oven, aimed at mitigating anemia through improved air quality among reproductive-age women employed in the Ghanaian fish smoking industry.

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Last updated: March 30, 2023

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Presenter: Dr. Reginald Quansah

For more information on the Invisible Fishers’ pilot project please see the publication here

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