NGID awarded Hilton Foundation grant to measure impact of cook stoves in Uganda

Nearly 95% of rural households in Uganda cook on open fires, resulting in vast deforestation and a high rate of acute respiratory disease, the leading cause of death in this sub-Saharan nation. With support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Thrive Networks, Lifeline partnered with the University of Notre Dame on a three-year project exploring how improved cookstoves could have significant impact on the area’s health and the environment.