(Sponsored by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)
Gullele Botanical Garden, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre
The July 2016 Ethiopia Training in Household Air Pollution was a three-day training workshop on household air pollution (HAP) and exposure monitoring targeting 1) members of NIH-funded GEOHealth Hubs that include a focus on HAP, including the Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub, and 2) investigators currently engaged or interested in household air pollution research and exposure monitoring. The training was conducted by a team of international experts from the University of California, Berkeley; University of Southern California (USC), and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, in coordination with the Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub and the Horn of Africa Environmental Regional Center and Network (HOAREC).
The training included a combination theoretical and practical training on various aspects of household air pollution and related health exposures. It provided participants with hands-on experience using HAP and exposure monitoring equipment and stove usage monitors, with a focus on standardized, internationally-accepted protocols. Investigators and staff from the Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub as well as GEOHealth Hubs sited in Bangladesh, India and Peru received a conceptual overview of indoor air pollution and learned to use and deploy equipment through lecture and field based activities. USC Investigators Drs. Samet, Berhane and Fruin all served as training partners for the workshop.