Green Lens Uganda: Creating Visual Content that can promote Clean Cooking Solutions and Minimize Health Impacts of Traditional Cooking Practices
Daily exposure to toxic smoke from traditional cooking practices is a severe health issue in many developing countries, with women and children being the most affected. The harmful smoke emitted by wood-fired cookstoves and open fires can lead to chronic and acute health effects such as child pneumonia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart disease. Exposure to toxic fumes during pregnancy can also result in low birth weights in children.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to smoke from cooking is the fourth leading risk factor for disease in developing countries, causing 4.3 million premature deaths per year, exceeding deaths attributable to malaria or tuberculosis.
Additionally, tens of millions more fall ill with preventable illnesses that could be mitigated with the adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels.
Green Lens Uganda is a documentary and photography organization dedicated to promoting conservation and renewable energy solutions to combat environmental degradation and promote sustainable development in Uganda.
Through our visual content, we aim to raise awareness about the health risks associated with traditional cooking methods and encourage the adoption of clean cookstoves and renewable fuels.
By showcasing the environmental and social benefits of clean cooking solutions, Green Lens Uganda aims to inspire individuals and communities to take action and create a healthier, more sustainable future for all. Our work can help reduce the burden of disease associated with household air pollution while also promoting conservation and sustainable development.