There's urgent need to reduce air pollution in Uganda to save 20,000+ infant lives; besides preventing harmful ecological effects. Kampala is one of the worst polluted cities in the world with most pollutants arising from road transport & domestic or industrial reliance on fossil fuels amidst weak regulations on emissions. By raising Community-based awareness, sensitisation and capacity building plus advocacy, this project will improve environmental health for all with focus on saving infants.
Air pollution is a leading preventable cause of death globally especially to children under 5; through acute lower respiratory infections. World Health Organization estimates that over 600,000 children die annually. In Uganda, the issue is worsened by failed emission control systems in automobiles & industrial equipment courtesy of limited capacity among local mechanics, motorists plus weak laws and regulations. This project will help reduce emission & improve air quality in Kampala & beyond.
This project creates awareness, sensitises and builds capacity of local motorists, mechanics, domestic and industrial equipment operators and the general public for improved attitude towards environmental safety as we equip them with knowledge and skills for best practices that minimise the rate and toxicity of emissions while considering emission-free alternatives. Your love and support helps us run, scale & sustain this project for the safety of Ugandan kids and nature from air pollution.
Over 3.5million Ugandans especially infants within the Kampala metropolitan area will live healthier lives courtesy of reduced air pollution. The project will step up the fight against climate change as awareness improves while we lobby for improved action on the much neglected environmental health. Being the first project of its kind in the region, the replicability and innovativeness involved will pave way for its consideration in similarly challenged nations.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).