Indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution and child health in Pakistan

Building on the Situation analysis of household energy use and indoor air pollution in Pakistan, WHO organized a one day seminar at The Aga Khan University, Karachi, in September 2005 to raise awareness of household energy issues, indoor air pollution and its effect on child health. Presentations ranged from topics related to the situation of indoor air pollution and household energy issues globally and in Pakistan, to local initiatives such as fuel-efficient stoves and promotion of liquefied petroleum gas. Participants developed follow-up action points to raise awareness about indoor air pollution in Pakistan and develop locally acceptable and sustainable solutions. The seminar was followed by a three day workshop to develop proposals for research projects for selected sites to document the impact of interventions on air pollution on child health and social and economic circumstances of households.