95,000 Nigerians die from cookstove smoke annually-Report
A research has revealed that 95,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of diseases caused by toxic cook stove smoke. The research was conducted by a UN linked organization that has launched a campaign against such deaths in the country, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
The report also claimed that a total of two million people die yearly from the said toxic cook smoke disease, with Nigeria recording the highest number of deaths in Africa.
Executive Director of the organization, Radha Muthiah opined that the disease and its accompanying risks should not be treated with kidgloves but accorded same attention as global killer diseases i.e malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
“We feel the time is right and the time is indeed now with the launch of the Nigerian Alliance as well to arrest this silent killer in homes of half of the world population,” she said at Tuesday’s launch.