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A Nigerian quest for better use of wood fuel

11 Aug

Health issues caused by use of firewood and indoor air pollution have led to 79,000 deaths in Nigeria. Respiratory problems from smoke inhalation is the 3rd killer in Nigeria after HIV/AIDS and Malaria, killing more people than road accidents.In this radio feature, Nigerian Environmental Journalist Ugochi Anyaka reports on the health effects that people suffer when they burn wood as fuel in their homes – and how tackling this problem can help to limit climate change too.