Objectives

  • To promote behaviour change by designing and testing interventions to raise community awareness of the damaging impacts of tobacco and HAP caused by burning biomass fuel in specific areas 
  • To evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of proven household air pollution reduction interventions in selected communities 


Tasks 

  •   Action research on awareness raising in four countries
  •   Participative research on reducing exposure to HAP caused by biomass fuel use



Lead 


Dr Frederik van Gemert (UMCG)

 Frederik has extensively researched HAP and lung diseases in Africa and his research has been widely published. In addition, he practices as a general practitioner