Dutch Social Entrepreneur Works To Save Lives In Africa With High Tech Stove

Thursday, September 3, 2015

It is a little known fact that cooking is the fourth biggest killer in the world,” explains Judith Joan Walker, director and COO of African Clean Energy.

“It’s this huge invisible elephant in the room because, in the western world, we are so used to being able to waltz into the kitchen and whip up a healthy meal. In fact, cooking indoors kills more people than Aids, Malaria and TB combined; over 4.3 million people,” she continues. …

Walker seems to take this personally, “This fact is sickening enough without considering that the majority of these people are women and children, and that their health is not the only cost. A third of the world cooks in a way that it is slowly killing them and the fact that its very expensive to do so is mind-boggling. For me that’s the real problem, and I haven’t even gotten into the environmental cost.”

So, Walker got after it, creating a radical new cookstove.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

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Energy, Health Care
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energy, global health, healthcare technology, rural