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‘Air pollution killing more Ghanaians than AIDS, malaria combined’

Mr Muntaka Chasant, a social entrepreneur concerned with the health effects of air pollution in developing cities, has cautioned that air pollution now kills more people in Ghana than malaria and AIDS combined. He, therefore, called for urgent measures to … Continue reading

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Gridlock in West Africa: Accra’s troubled attempts to tackle its traffic crisis 

In Ghana’s capital, cars, motorbikes and minibuses jostle for road space during a daily descent on the city centre. With air pollution killing thousands every year and Accra’s population set to double within 20 years, can the city find a … Continue reading

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Clean Air and Healthy Lungs: How to Better Tackle Air Pollution

When you hear about deadly air pollution, your mind is likely to turn to smog filled cityscapes and congested highways. Cities in India and China have become iconic for air pollution challenges and the health impacts they bring. But city-dwellers … Continue reading

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Cooking up clean air in Africa: Reducing air pollution and meningitis risk in Ghana

They’re little more than a pile of burning sticks with a stewpot atop them. But these open fires or basic cookstoves have been linked to the premature deaths of 4 million people annually, many of them young children. Three billion … Continue reading

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