Dr Sandra Ofori
Areas of research interest: Health and livelihoods
Home Institution University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Host Institution University of Ghana, Accra Ghana
Summary of research
In this study, short-term exposure-response relationships between indoor air pollutants and markers of CVD will be sought by monitoring the daily average household concentration of PM 2.5 and assessing CVD risk factors, blood pressure and carotid intima media thickness in the study population. The findings may form a basis for advocating for the use of cleaner fuels or modification of cook stoves and fireplaces and stimulate inter-sectorial collaboration between CVD and environmental scientists, cook stove design engineers, and policymakers.