Pollution Kills More Than Aids and TB

More than 14,000 annual deaths in Kenya can be averted if the country embraces clean environment and inclusive green growth

More than 14,000 annual deaths in Kenya can be averted if the country embraces clean environment and inclusive green growth, a conference has been told.

Household pollution caused by smoke emitted from energy sources used mostly in rural and informal settlements in Kenya contributes to more deaths than AIDS and Tuberculosis combined. This is according to Green Assessment Report, 2014.

Speaking during the 3rd National Green Growth Conference on Tuesday, Ministry of Livestock Principal Secretary Dr Andrew Tumur said that the government is committed to fast tracking a green economy that is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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All Africa

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