December 17, 2012
Location: Washington, DC, USA

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves cordially invites you to a panel discussion:

Cooking Kills: New Global Burden of Disease Estimates for
Household Air Pollution

Monday, December 17th, 2012
11:00 am-1:00 pm
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Opening remarks by:

Radha Muthiah
Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Followed by a panel discussion with:

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden (invited)
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Kirk Smith (Lancet co-author)
Professor of Global Environmental Health, University of California Berkeley

Dr. Lynn Goldman
Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University

Dr. Kalpana Balakrishnan (Lancet co-author)
Director, WHO Collaborating Center, Sri Ramachandra University Chennai, India

Dr. Sumi Mehta (Lancet co-author)
Director of Programs, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Moderated by Thomas Bollyky
Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

Lunch and a question-and-answer session will follow the panel.

Please RSVP to by Thursday, December 13.


The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and preserve the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s ‘100 by ’20’ goal calls for 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance works with hundreds of public, private, and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in the developing world. For more information on the Alliance, please visit