University expands initiative to empower the Kenyan population to address air pollution


The University of Liverpool has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with government stakeholders in Kenya to coincide with the launch of a new initiative to address the burden of disease from household air pollution (HAP). This will provide more than 16,000 community groups direct access to life saving information about preventing exposure to HAP.

This formalised agreement will see 40,000 community members in Uasin Gishu County (one of Kenya’s 47 counties) receive education by trained Kenyan Community Health Workers to provide latest advice on the health impacts of HAP and prevention through clean household energy. This will be achieved through empowering table-banking groups across Uasin Gishu with knowledge on health and prevention through clean energy solutions.

The MoU outlines the Table Banking Led Education for Prevention of Household Air Pollution (TABLE- HAP), developed and funded by the University. Through TABLE-HAP, table-banking groups – a group-based funding system where members meet weekly and make weekly savings to form a kitty from which members can borrow – will be given knowledge to empower them as change makers for their wider communities. The table banks provide a facility to purchase clean cooking, heating and lighting equipment and the Kenyan Ministry of Energy is screening commercial companies across Kenya to be connected to the initiative to help provide clean energy solutions to communities.

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