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Special report health case study


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co2balance special report on the health effects of indoor smoke pollution from unregulated indoor cook stoves. Pneumonia accounts for nearly one fifth of childhood deaths worldwide, with approximately 2 million children under five dying each year. The majority of deaths occur in Africa and South-East Asia. Source WHO/ UNICEF. Acute lower respiratory infections {pneumonia) fn young children are responsible far the most lost life years in the world. Every five minutes, seven children die from pneumonia in Africa. When we think of major health threats to people in Africa we often recall HIV/ Aids, Malaria or other preventable diseases such as Polio or Measles, yet there is a threat present in almost every home which takes more life than these well know conditions, almost no one outside Africa is aware of it and It lives in the heart of every home.

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