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Indoor Air Pollution and Household Energy Monitoring – Latin America Regional Workshop

May 2-6, 2005, Antigua, Guatemala

The first of a series of regional training workshops on indoor air pollution and household energy monitoring, this workshop was held in Antigua, Guatemala from 2-6 May 2005 and was jointly organized by the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development (CEIHD).

These 5-day training workshops are intended to empower governmental and non-governmental agencies to evaluate the impact of their intervention projects on indoor air pollution, health and wellbeing, and the socioeconomic situation of the household. Main target audiences are PCIA Partners undertaking household energy intervention projects and "future trainers" willing to provide training and ongoing support to projects located in a given region.

Pennise, David. Biomass Pollution Basics(Center for entrepreneurship in International Health and Development, University of California-Berkeley) available from

Proceedings from Seminar titled "Smoke in the Kitchen: Health Impacts of Indoor Air Pollution in Developing Countries"

February 8, 2005, New York, USA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with support from the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), hosted a seminar entitled "Smoke in the Kitchen: Health impacts of indoor air pollution in developing countries" on 8 February, 2005 in New York. The purpose of the seminar was to raise awareness among country governments and UN agencies on the health impacts of indoor air pollution from household energy use, and to promote global action to reduce peoples exposure to this substantial environmental health risk. A number of public health and energy experts offered presentations during the seminar. This included leading experts from the WHO, University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, Columbia University, USEPA and ITDG.

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