On June 18th, The Peruvian Prime Minister Yehude Simon launched the "half a million stoves for a Peru without smoke" campaign in Lima. The alliance of national social programs, regional and municipal governments as well as GTZ and WHO/PAHO and interested NGOs, intends to disseminate 500 000 stoves within the next two years. First successes of the campaign are a Decree that allows publics funds to be spent on stoves as well substantial financial committments of regional governments to support the campaign. All stove models to be part of the campaign are being tested by the SENCICO laboratory -ascribed to the Ministry for Construction- for Indoor Air Pollution, time and fuel consumption and safety issues. In the event, the Prime Minister, The First Lady, the Minister of Health and the German Ambassador stressed the importance of reducing indoor smoke for a healthy development in the Andes.
The Peruvian EnDev / GTZ will support the campaign with training, capacity development, quality assesment, technologial development, cooperation management and monitoring.
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