Inefficient stoves contribute to 2 million deaths a year – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Reducing the 2 million deaths a year from inefficient stoves used in developing countries is a complex problem.
Collins: It involves technology. It involves cultural changes and education. It involves, of course, global health because most of these circumstances are in places in the world where incomes are very limited.
Narrator: Dr. Francis Collins is director of the NIH.
Collins: Now that we've realized the huge impact in terms of lives lost, we're all I think now going to be held responsible to try to do something about it.
Narrator: He says NIH will conduct research to find solutions, make sure they work and reach the right people. For details, visit the website cleancookstoves.org. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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