Information on cooking and heating practices

WHO has prepared a revised set of four questions on cooking practices and a stove card.

For more information please visit:
http://www.who.int/indoorair/health_impacts/cooking/en/index.html

Click here to download the survey questions on cooking practices

Click here to download the stove card.

National burden of disease due to indoor air pollution

The national burden of disease due to indoor air pollution from solid fuel use was assessed for the year 2002. In addition to total deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to indoor air pollution, country-by-country estimates are also available for deaths due to acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) among children as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer among adults.

For more information please visit:
http://www.who.int/indoorair/health_impacts/burden_national/en/index.html

Click here to download the full assessment.

Household energy and health at CSD 15

Energy for sustainable development is the main theme of the 14th and 15th session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). The Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting (IPM) took place at the United Nations in New York from 26 February to 2 March 2007 at a technical level, deciding on policy recommendations for negotiations during CSD 15.
The World Health Organization, jointly with the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Practical Action, the HEDON Household Energy Network, Winrock International and the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air, prepared a position statement for CSD 15.

Click here to download the position statement in English.
Click here to download the position statement in French.
Click here to download the position statement in Spanish.

For more information on CSD15 on the WHO website please visit:
http://www.who.int/indoorair/policy/hhhcsd15/en/index.html

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