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Pulitzer Center Update August 7, 2017

Smoke and Mirrors on @PulitzerCenter Instagram This Week

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Rose Kandodo is cooking nsima, a maize porridge, on an improved cook stove in Nessa village. Image by Nathalie Bertrams. Malawi, 2016.
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Globally, cooking smoke causes over 4 million deaths per year. Can improved cookstoves save lives...

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Jacqueline, 2., just comes from the operating room. She suffered severe burns and underwent second surgery at Kamuzu Central Hospital in the capital of Malawi Lilongwe. Her mother Eliza has good hope that she will be healthy again soon. Image by Nathalie Bertrams. Malawi, 2017.
Jacqueline, 2, just comes from the operating room. She suffered severe burns and underwent second surgery at Kamuzu Central Hospital in the capital of Malawi Lilongwe. Her mother Eliza has good hope that she will be healthy again soon. Image by Nathalie Bertrams. Malawi, 2017.

"Globally almost 3 billion people, half the world's population, cook over wood, charcoal, and dung. Firewood has been used as a fuel for heating and cooking since the beginning of mankind. According to the WHO, however, the exposure to the resulting household air pollution kills over 4 million people a year—one person every 8 seconds."

Photographs from Nathalie Bertrams and Ingrid Gercama's project about the dangeres of cooking in Malawi will be featured on the Pulitzer Center Instagram from August 7-16, 2017.

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