Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Bulletin Issue 7 June 2006

PCIA Bulletin Issue 7, June 2006
Lutfiyeh Ahmed, Elisa Derby, Partnership for Clean Indoor Air

Dear Partners,
We have published the seventh issue of the PCIA Bulletin!

The Bulletin provides information on the activities of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) and its Partners around the world, and is intended to increase awareness and action on indoor air pollution, household energy and health. Regular features will include spotlights on PCIA partners, feature articles based on a thematic focus, and recent achievements and advances in household energy, indoor air pollution, and health.

The 7th issue focuses on Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) monitoring and contains a collection of feature articles on: indoor air pollution monitoring activities in rural Mexico; a randomized controlled study in the highlands of Guatemala, undertaken by Prof. Kirk Smith's team, to isolate the benefits of household energy interventions on Acute Lower Respiratory Infections, and a synthesis of the PCIA IAP monitoring meeting held this January in Seattle, Washington.

In addition, this issue includes a Partner Spotlight on USAID and Winrock International’s household energy programs; and information on upcoming events and new resources in household energy, indoor air pollution and health.

We hope the PCIA Bulletin will be an important source of information for PCIA partners and others working to improve the lives of millions of women and children worldwide. We encourage you to submit updates on your work, announcements of new resources of interest to this community, and feedback on what information would be most useful and interesting for you to receive through the Bulletin.

The last submission date for Issue 8 is July 15, 2006. Please note that the theme for Issue 8 will be Education and Outreach to address indoor air pollution from household energy use. For detailed information on the topics highlighted in the Bulletin or to view previous issues of the Bulletin, please visit www.pciaonline.org.

Please send this along to other institutions and individuals you think would benefit from this information, and encourage them to join the Partnership through the website to receive future bulletins automatically.

We welcome your comments and suggestions for the bulletin. For more information please contact us at pciaonline@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,
PCIA Team
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