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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Sola Olopade

Director, International Programs, Pritzker School of Medicine

Dr. Olopade is Professor of Medicine and Director of International Programs at the Pritzker School of Medicine and Clinical Director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Chicago. Dr. Olopade is a highly skilled pulmonary, critical care, and sleep specialist with research and clinical interests in asthma, chronic obstructive lung diseases, bronchiectasis, and eosinophilic lung diseases. His research addresses the impact of environmental and genetic factors on asthma and evaluates the extent, impact, and preventive strategies for mitigating the health effects of exposure of women and children to indoor air pollution from biomass in rural and urban settings, specifically targeting vulnerable populations in Nigeria and Bangladesh. Dr. Olopade is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the American College of Chest Physicians Humanitarian Award for his work on stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS among University Students in Nigeria in 2006 and again in 2010 for his work in highlighting the dangers of indoor pollution from biomass in the rural poor in Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians was the American College of Chest Physicians’ Governor for the State of Illinois from 2006 to 2010. Since 2007, Best Doctors Inc. has named Dr. Olopade one of the “Best Doctors in America” in pulmonary diseases. Dr. Olopade was named Mentor of the Year at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. He graduated from the University of Ibadan in 1980 and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2011. Dr. Olopade was the inaugural President of the Nigeria Higher Education Foundation from 2004 to 2009.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Sola Olopade
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Sola Olopade
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Sola Olopade
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 Sola Olopade
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Sola Olopade
Sessions by Sola Olopade
Sessions by Sola Olopade
Sessions by Sola Olopade
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 Sola Olopade
Sessions by Sola Olopade