National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
Technologies & Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
NIH is supporting ongoing HAP research and training programs in India, Nepal, China, Ghana, Kenya, Peru, Bangladesh, and Guatemala. In May 2011, NIH partnered with other U.S. federal agencies to conduct a state of the science workshop on HAP that explored the best approaches to solving this global problem (Science 2011). An NIH-funded study in Guatemala recently showed improved cookstoves with chimneys reduce HAP by 50-90% and save children from dying of acute pneumonia (Lancet 2011). This seminal study offers the promise that cookstove interventions can effectively save lives.
NIH is a national partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
Regions Operating In
East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, Northern America, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Based In
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda , MD 20892
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Joshua Rosenthal
Title: Acting Deputy Director, Fogarty International Center
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