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Heather Adair-Rohani

Technical Lead on Energy and Health, WHO

Heather Adair-Rohani leads the work on energy and health at the World Health Organization Headquarters. She has led the establishment of the Health and Energy Platform of Action, and the High-level Coalition on Health and Energy. Ms. Adair-Rohani co-led the coordination and development of the WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: household fuel combustion and is currently overseeing the work to support countries in the implementation of these Guidelines through the Clean Household Energy Solutions Toolkit. She also actively participates and represents WHO at various global initiatives focused on health, air pollution and energy like UN Energy, Sustainable Energy for All, Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, and the Global Strategy for Women, Children and Adolescent Health. She has coordinated a multi-stakeholder survey harmonization process and the expansion of the WHO household energy database, as well as WHO’s database on electricity access in health care facilities among other activities aimed at enhancing the evidence for policy-makers and to build country capacity to address air pollution, energy access and related health impacts.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Heather Adair-Rohani
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Heather Adair-Rohani
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Heather Adair-Rohani
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Breakout Room A

Is Household Air Pollution Even More Harmful Than We Thought? Emerging Evidence on the Health Impacts of Household Air Pollution

The relationship between household air pollution and illnesses like pneumonia and heart disease has been well documented. But emerging evidence suggests that the health impacts of household air pollution reach even further, contributing to negative birth outcomes, poor cognition, mental health disorders, and exacerbating COVID-19. New estimates from the World Health Organization show that exposure to household air pollution was responsible for 3.2 million deaths in 2019.

In this session health and air quality experts from across the globe with interdisciplinary backgrounds will discuss the latest and most critical research on clean cooking and health.  Participants will walk away with knowledge and be able to communicate about the latest research on household air pollution and health. The discussion will identify remaining research gaps at the intersection of clean cooking, air quality, and health, and will spur crossdisciplinarity collaboration to fill them.

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Speakers
Donee Alexander Chief Science and Learning Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Heather Adair-Rohani Technical Lead on Energy and Health, WHO
Maggie Clark Associate Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Colorado State University
Sola Olopade Director, International Programs, Pritzker School of Medicine
Kwaku Poku Asante Director, Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service’s Research and Development Division
William Worodria Senior Consultant Physician and Pulmonologist, Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Heather Adair-Rohani
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Heather Adair-Rohani
Sessions by Heather Adair-Rohani
Sessions by Heather Adair-Rohani
Sessions by Heather Adair-Rohani
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Breakout Room A

Is Household Air Pollution Even More Harmful Than We Thought? Emerging Evidence on the Health Impacts of Household Air Pollution

The relationship between household air pollution and illnesses like pneumonia and heart disease has been well documented. But emerging evidence suggests that the health impacts of household air pollution reach even further, contributing to negative birth outcomes, poor cognition, mental health disorders, and exacerbating COVID-19. New estimates from the World Health Organization show that exposure to household air pollution was responsible for 3.2 million deaths in 2019.

In this session health and air quality experts from across the globe with interdisciplinary backgrounds will discuss the latest and most critical research on clean cooking and health.  Participants will walk away with knowledge and be able to communicate about the latest research on household air pollution and health. The discussion will identify remaining research gaps at the intersection of clean cooking, air quality, and health, and will spur crossdisciplinarity collaboration to fill them.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Donee Alexander Chief Science and Learning Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Heather Adair-Rohani Technical Lead on Energy and Health, WHO
Maggie Clark Associate Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Colorado State University
Sola Olopade Director, International Programs, Pritzker School of Medicine
Kwaku Poku Asante Director, Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service’s Research and Development Division
William Worodria Senior Consultant Physician and Pulmonologist, Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Sessions by Heather Adair-Rohani
Sessions by Heather Adair-Rohani