Girls' and women's health is in transition and, although some aspects of it have improved substantially in the past few decades, there are still important unmet needs. Population ageing and transformations in the social determinants of health have increased the coexistence of disease burdens related to reproductive health, nutrition, and infections, and the emerging epidemic of chronic and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Air pollution is the world's "largest single environmental risk", according to the World Health Assembly, which closed last week in Geneva.

This paper presents findings from the first phase of an ongoing case study to identify some key influences on behaviour related to energy use and the uptake of alternative clean cookstoves in households in Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Nairobi.

New Delhi: Women, especially those living in rural areas, can play a crucial role in tackling climate change "by changing the way they cook, gather wood or maintain household", French Ambassador to

Moshi — THE introduction of energy-saving stoves in Moshi municipality is making a difference in the lives of people and contributes to environmental conservation.

Energy is important to reduce poverty, but increasing electricity generation alone will not solve the problem.

Nearly 2.9 billion people still use polluting fuels like wood and coal to cook and heat their homes, at a huge cost to the society, in terms of health, environmental and economic costs, estimated at over US$123 billion every year according to this World Bank report. It provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of the global clean cooking sector and underlines urgent need to accelerate adoption of clean and efficient cooking solutions to reach sustainable energy goals by 2030.

INTRODUCTION of energy-saving stoves in the Moshi Municipal Council is making a difference in the lives of women in different households besides contributing to environmental conservation.

Women spend approximately 374 hours every year collecting firewood in India finds this new study released by Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. It focuses on the gender impacts of clean cooking solutions in households as well as women's involvement in improved cookstoves markets, in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Decentralised energy technologies have a vital role in extending electricity to around 80 million households lacking access to grid electricity and meet cooking energy needs of 49 % of the population which is still dependent on biomass fuels for cooking (Census 2011).

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