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Exposure to household air pollution among women and children in Ethiopia: Socio-cultural factors and the association with airway health


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Title: Exposure to household air pollution among women and children in Ethiopia: Socio-cultural factors and the association with airway health
Authors: Tamire Awono, Mulugeta
E-mail: awonmuller@yahoo.com
mulugetatamire18@gmail.com
Issue Date: 27-Nov-2020
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: Paper I: Tamire M, Addissie A, Skovbjerg S, Andersson R, Lärstad M. Socio-cultural reasons and community perceptions regarding indoor cooking using biomass fuel and traditional stoves in rural Ethiopia: A qualitative study. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018; 15: 2035.
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Paper II: Tamire M, Addissie A, Kumie A, Husmark E, Skovbjerg S, Andersson R, Lärstad M. Respiratory symptoms and lung function among Ethiopian women in relation to household fuel use. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019; 17: 41.
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Paper III: Tamire M, Addissie A, Gizaw S, Abebe T, Geravandi S, Nilsson S, Gonzales Siles L, Lärstad M, Nordén R, Andersson R, Skovbjerg S. Household fuel use and its association with potential respiratory pathogens among healthy mothers and children in Ethiopia. Manuscript.

Paper IV: Tamire M, Kumie A, Addissie A, Ayalew M, Boman J, Skovbjerg S, Anders-son R, Lärstad M. High levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) from burning solid fuels in rural households of Butajira, Ethiopia. Manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2020-12-17
Disputation: Torsdagen den December 17 klockan 13:00 Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Household air pollution
Solid fuel use
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Particulate matter
socio-cultural barriers
Ethiopia
Abstract: Abstract Using solid fuel generates emissions of many health-damaging pollutants including inhalable fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Such exposure is known to cause morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries, including Ethiopia, where solid fuel, mainly wood, is a primary source of energy. This thesis aimed to explore the reasons of using solid fuel and traditional stoves and to determine the levels of pollution and associated effects on the respiratory health of mothers and t... more
ISBN: 978-91-8009-138-1 (Print)
978-91-8009-139-8 (PDF)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/66813
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