Research Brief: Large-Scale Stove and Water Filter Delivery Is Linked to Improved Children’s Health

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A new large-scale trial of clean-burning rocket stoves and water filters in the poorest households in Western Province, Rwanda, adds evidence supporting their efficacy in improving respiratory and digestive health. But the findings hint at potential uptake obstacles, according to a study published June 3 in PLOS Medicine.

In a cluster-randomized controlled trial, researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), examined health outcomes of children under five years old in nearly 1600 households, half of which had received filters and stoves. The devices were linked to a 29 percent

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