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18 November 2020

African Countries Need More Air Quality Data – and Sharing it Unlocks its Benefits

African Mining Brief

The harm that air pollution is doing on the African continent seems to be growing. Estimates of premature mortality attributed to air pollution have increased from about 570,000 in 1990 to over 700,000 in 2013. In the same period, premature deaths from unsafe water, unsafe sanitation and childhood malnutrition have decreased across Africa.

Paul Plantinga is Research Specialist: Digital Strategies and Engagement, Human Sciences Research Council

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