Opportunities for transition to clean household energy: application of the Household Energy Assessment Rapid Tool (HEART) in India

The Household Energy Assessment Rapid Tool (HEART) was developed by WHO and is being pilot-tested for use in conducting rapid situational assessments and stakeholder mapping of a country’s readiness to address access to clean energy technologies. The objective of this tool is to gather and synthesize information on household energy use and its public health impacts in a country and use the information to stimulate informed discussion on evidencebased impacts of household energy interventions, shared responsibilities and coordinated actions, country-specific barriers to implementation and opportunities for the public health sector to accelerate the transition to clean household energy.