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New technologies are making it easier for consumers to access and pay for cooking fuels.

Radha's Message
Radha Muthiah

Dear Friends,

Registration is now open for the Clean Cooking Forum 2017, a landmark, bi-annual gathering of people working to accelerate the production, deployment, and use of cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels. Under the theme “Driving demand. Delivering impact.” the Forum will feature influential speakers, engaging learning sessions, and myriad opportunities to build new partnerships and strengthen your work. I look forward to seeing many of you in New Delhi in October.

This month, the World Health Organization released a report on global adolescent health that showed the leading cause of death for younger adolescent girls aged 10–14 years is lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia – often a result of household air pollution from cooking with solid fuels. As part of efforts to build the evidence base around the health effects of clean cooking, the Alliance last week hosted investigators from six countries working to inform the shape of the integrated exposure response curve for household air pollution and childhood pneumonia. The Alliance and its partners are working to ensure that, as health research on cookstoves and fuels evolves, global research methodologies evolve with it.

Our work continues,


Radha Muthiah

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The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a United Nations Foundation-hosted public-private partnership to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance's goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance is working with over 1700 public, private, and non-profit partners to accelerate the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves and fuels in the developing world.

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