SNV calls for more attention to be given to household air pollution


SNV has called on all environmental stakeholders in Ghana to pay more attention to household air pollution; which is affecting women and children through the use of traditional and open fire cooking systems.

In an article first published by the Ghana News Agency, Mr Eric Banye, SNV Country Programme Coordinator in Ghana, said in Ghana over 80 per cent of households continue to rely on solid fuels (wood and charcoal) for cooking; adding that about 13,700 deaths occur annually resulting from indoor air pollution from the use of unsustainable fuels and inefficient stoves. He said sadly, majority of the victims of the household air pollution were women and children.

Mr Bayne made this appeal during a recent Voice for Change (V4C) Partnership Programme Learning Event in Accra.

The V4C Partnership Programme is an evidence based advocacy programme implemented by SNV Netherlands Development Organization in partnership with the International Food and Policy Research Institute with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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