Clean Cooking Forum, Ghana | Sept 16 USAID Bangladesh cookstove event | Stunting & pneumonia |

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Below are excerpts from the latest posts to the WASHplus IAP Updates, http://blogs.washplus.org/iaqupdates


Clean Cooking Forum, Nov 10-13, 2015, Accra, Ghana.

The Forum theme, Accelerating Markets. Scaling Solutions, will mark the Alliance’s 5th Anniversary and convene global stakeholders to share best practices and business models, forge new partnerships, and strengthen the sector toward a 100 million household clean cooking adoption goal by 2020.

Forum home page | Agenda |

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Sept 16, 2015 – Bangladesh – CEEB Third Annual Market Facilitation Platform for Improved Cookstoves

The USAID-funded program Analyzing Clean Energy in Bangladesh (CCEB) will be hosting the Third Annual Market Facilitation Platform for Improved Cookstoves (ICS), as part of its effort to create vibrant and enabling environment for market development in new ICS technologies in Bangladesh.

  • When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:0 0 p.m.
  • Venue: Windy Town, Bangaba ndhu International Conference Centre (BICC) , Dhaka

Additional information.

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Dutch Social Entrepreneur Works To Save Lives In Africa With High Tech Stove, 2015.

Judith Joan Walker, is the Director and COO of African Clean Energy. Walker’s African Clean Energy stove burns a variety of fuels, including wood and charcoal, but with no emissions. The stove also features a small solar panel that can be placed out a nearby window or on the roof, powering a small fan in the stove as well as a USB device charger and an LED light.

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Stunting is associated with poor outcomes in childhood pneumoniaTrop Med Intl Health, Oct 2015.

Authors: Peter P. Moschovis, et al.

Results – Among 2542 (96%) children with valid data for height, 28% were stunted and 12.8% failed treatment by 5 days. The failure rate among stunted patients was 16.0% vs. 11.5% among non-stunted patients [unadjusted RR = 1.24 (95% CI 1.08, 1.41); adjusted RR = 1.28 (95% CI 1.10, 1.48)]. An inverse relationship was observed between height and failure rates, even among non-stunted children. Among 845 patients with hypoxaemic pneumonia, stunting was associated with a lower probability of normalisation of respiratory rate [HR = 0.63 (95% CI 0.52, 0.75)] and oxygen saturation [HR = 0.74 (95% CI 0.61, 0.89)].

Conclusions – Stunting increases the risk of treatment failure and is associated with a longer course of recovery in children with pneumonia. Strategies to decrease stunting may decrease the burden of adverse outcomes in childhood pneumonia in low-resource settings.

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Cookstoves illustrate the need for a comprehensive carbon marketEnv Res Lett, Aug 2015

Authors: Luke Sanford and Jennifer Burney

We show that current protocols underestimate the climate value of many improved cookstoves and fail to distinguish between (i.e., assign equal offset values to) technologies with very different climate impacts. We find that a comprehensive carbon accounting standard would generate significantly higher offsets for some improved cookstove classes than those generated by current protocols, and would create much larger separation between different cookstove classes.


Dan Campbell, Knowledge Resources Specialist
WASHplus Project
1825 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC 20009

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