Kenya: Improving lung health research using a participatory approach

Clean Air Fund, Cressida Bowyer, Cindy Gray

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The ‘Clean air, good health Nairobi’ project, led by Glasgow and Portsmouth
Universities and funded by the Wellcome Trust, works in two communities in
Nairobi – Mukuru, a large informal settlement, and Buruburu, a more affluent
neighbouring area. Champions (local artists, residents) who were identified by
project leads within each community, co-develop and deliver creative activities
(music, theatre, games, visual art) to children and their parents. These activities
raise awareness of the impacts of air pollution and lung health. The activities
also encourage children and their parents to feel confident about participating
in the Tupumue study, funded by the Medical Research Council, which compares
air pollution and lung health in 5-18 year-old children in the two communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe State of Global Air Quality Funding 2021
PublisherClean Air Fund
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2021


  • air pollution
  • lung health
  • clean air


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