A GEO-Health workshop aimed at enhancing the capacity of researchers to measure exposure to household air pollution (HAP) was held at HoA-REC&N Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The workshop, which took place from 25th – 27th July 2016, gathered about 40 participants and included trainees from GEOHealth countries researching air pollution and respiratory health and international experts from the University of California Berkeley, University of Southern California, and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
During the three-day workshop, the participants were able to familiarize themselves with available online data sources related to household air pollution and related illnesses. They also were given the chance to gain hands-on experience with various household air pollution monitoring devices, including calibration, launching, placement, and data management. On the third day, the participants visited three households in the Kechene neighbourhood of Addis Ababa, where they practiced placing household air-monitoring equipment in a real world setting. The training was given by a team of international experts in collaboration with HoA-REC&N and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.