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Questions Surround Nigeria Clean Cook Stove Program

Nigeria’s government announced last year it would start giving out clean cook stoves to women in rural communities to cut down on the use of harmful wood stoves. Months later, however, a watchdog group is calling the program nontransparent. Last November, Nigeria’s government announced it would spend about $46 million, to get 750,000 clean cook stoves and 18,000 insulated cook bags - called Wonderbags - into the hands of rural women. Diseases associated with inhaling smoke...

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