Savannakhet region 

Protocol for estimating health benefits from a stove intervention: Jointly with colleagues  at Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, the World Bank, and LIRE (Vientiane), we are developing standard methods for estimating the health benefits (in the form of ADALYs – avoided disability adjusted life years) accruing to a stove project to introduce advanced combustion stoves in villages within the Savannakhet region of Laos.  This involves air pollution field work before and after the introduction of the stoves, modeling changes in personal exposure to PM2.5, and using the Household Air Pollution Invervention Tool (HAPIT) to calculate the estimated change in adult and child disease rates that would result.