INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE (ICSU) AWARDS UR AND MUHAS A RESEARCH GRANT
The International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) has awarded a joint research grant to the University of Rwanda (UR) and the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) to implement a project entitled “Health effects of indoor air pollution from cooking stoves in Kigali and Dar-es-Salaam cities: An assessment and solution”. Out of the several excellent applications received in response to the call entitled “Energy - Health - Natural Disasters” Nexus in African Cities, only 10 research projects across Africa have been awarded including one to be jointly implemented by the two Universities. The grant is worth Euros 90,000 for two years.
Research team members:
Dr Kabera Telesphore (College of Science and Technology, UR: Principal investigator (PI)),
Dr Musafiri Sanctus (College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UR),
Dr Sylvie Mucyo (College of Agriculture, and Veterinary Medicine, UR),
Dr Claudine Uwera (College of Business and Economics, UR),
Dr Marie Rose Turamwishimiye (College of Arts and Social Sciences, UR) and
Dr Emanuel Balandya (Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences).
This project seeks to fill the gap in literature on cooking stoves and their Adverse Health Effects on Women and Children in Kigali and Dar-es-Salaam. At the end of this work, an improved cooking stove will be designed.