Fighting for Breath Report

    Dear ECCH CoP Members,


    I wanted to flag this report I received about childhood pneumonia, published by Save the Children. Page 18-21 discussed the household air pollution risk factors, which may be of interest to many of you.


    The most interesting point made was that young children breathe twice as quickly as adults and their respiratory tracts are more permeable, so they take in more air relative to their body weight.


    I would be interested to hear feedback from health and environment colleagues and others on any existing programs linking ECCH interventions to pneumonia. Siân Williams Yekbun Gurgoz Frederik van Gemert Jessica Lewis