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Ghana’s air pollution linked to ‘13,000’ deaths a year

Thirteen thousand women and children in the country die annually due to air pollution.

In trying to reverse this, the US is helping to improve traditional stoves to alleviate the plight of women and children as they go in search of fire wood and also the health risks associated with smoke from traditional stoves.

The Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, said the climate issue cannot be addressed without empowering everyone, especially women and girls.

Ms McCarthy was speaking at a forum at the University of Ghana on Women in Science and Environment.

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