Air Pollution

Session title Air pollution
Coordinators Lynn Atuyambe, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Makerere University

Eric Coker, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Hosts The Eastern Africa GEOHealth HUB

Makerere University School of Public Health

Session objectives Highlight the importance of air pollution as a driver of non-Communicable and Diseases and children’s health.
Session abstract Urban air pollution due to rapidly developing economies, urbanization, and persistent use of household solid fuels in Africa is causing a public health emergency. In this session, we will explore this emerging public health threat in the context of rising non-communicable diseases and children’s health, and discuss ways we can address this emerging public health challenge. Presenters comprise both international and local experts in government, academia, and the private sector who will discuss their relevant research findings, lessons learned, and possible policy remedies that may be broadly applicable for sub-Saharan Africa.
Session Format (select one) Panel Discussion 6 Workshop Plenary
Chairs Chair: Lynn Atuyambe, PhD

Co-Chair: Eric Coker, PhD

Speakers Title Contact Status
Key note speaker (10 min) Air Pollution and Health: The Global Perspective (Please propose a specific title) Kiros Berhane, PhD Professor and Chair

Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University

Speaker 1 (Policy/Government) (7min) Air Pollution in Uganda: The current and future policy perspective Anold Waiswa Ayazika

Director, Environmental Monitoring

National Environmental Management Authority, Uganda



Speaker 2 (Local Government) (7min) Status of air quality in Kampala and interventions Dr. Okello Daniel; Director Public Health and Environment, KCCA Confirmed
Speaker 3 (Academia) (7min) Community Engagement and air quality adaptation drawing on some work done in Namuwongo William Avis, PhD Confirmed
Speaker 4 (Academia) (7min) Air particulate composition in Kampala Bruce Kirenga Confirmed
Speaker 5 (Partner) (7min) Capacity building funding mechanisms for air pollution Christopher Lubega

U.S. Embassy KAMPALA

Tel. 256-414-259791 Ext. 6438

Speaker 7 (Private sector) (7 min) A call for an integrated approach towards improved indoor air quality in the urban environment: Lessons from studies in Kampala and Mwanza” Kenneth Arinaitwe, PhD Confirmed
Speaker 8 (Academia) (7min) Advancing air quality monitoring with low-cost sensing technology: AirQo experience Engineer Bainomugisha, PhD Confirmed

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