CookClean Improved Cook Stoves
Did you know that worldwide one child dies every
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The invisible Killer in the Kitchen – The victims are mostly
children and women
More than three billion people in the developing and least
developed countries cook in their homes using traditional
fire and stoves, burning biomass fuels like wood, dung and
Next to carbon dioxide (40%), black carbon from such cooking
fires accounts for 18% of today’s global greenhouse gas
Besides its significant contribution to global warming, the
effects on the health and the lives of the users and their
families are even more detrimental and devastating, causing
an annual mortality rate of 1.6 million and the most
affected are women and children (85%).
It is called the “The killer in the kitchen” because it is
invisible and has managed to gain it position in the users
homes as a daily companion. Replacing traditional cooking
fires in these homes with improved cook stoves is seen as a
“quick fix” that provides affected nations time to get a
handle on CO2 emissions and the users, usual the bottom of
the pyramid, immediate improvement of their health
conditions for years to come.
In Ghana, national statistics reveals that 85.5% of the
population rely on wood fuel and/or charcoal for their
household energy resources and approximately only 6% percent
of its population have access to improved cook stoves.
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Improved Drinking Water
According to the World Health Organization, diarrheal
disease kills an estimated 1.8 million people each year, the
majority of whom are under five years of age -
accounting for approximately 20% of all deaths for children
under five. The majority of these deaths are occurring
between the ages of six months and three years of age.
School children fetching water for their family need from a
When asked if they would drink the water if they knew the
water has been contaminated as shown in the picture next to
They were all shocked and could not believe that could be
true. They knew the water was not clean but had no idea it
could be that worse.
New atlas shows Africa's vulnerable water resources in
Environment Programme (UNEP)
Nov. 25, 2010
The major challenges facing Africa's water resources have
been laid out in striking clarity in a new atlas compiled by
the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The Africa Water Atlas uses hundreds of 'before and after'
shots, detailed new maps and satellite images from 53
countries to show the problems facing Africa's water
supplies, such as the drying of Lake Chad and the erosion of
the Nile Delta, as well as new, successful methods of
conserving water. Some of the most arresting images in…read
moreNew atlas shows Africa's vulnerable water
resources in striking details.
Indoor Air Pollution (IAP)
Ghana Water Situation
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