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Let's stop dumping cookstoves in local communities. It's time to get implementation right

Title: Let's stop dumping cookstoves in local communities. It's time to get implementation right
Authors: Brakema, EA
Van der Kleij, RM
Vermond, D
Van Gemert, FA
Kirenga, B
Chavannes, NH
FRESH AIR collaborators
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We most welcome the comment by Thakur, van Schayck and Boudewijns on our article on the effects and acceptability of implementing improved cookstoves. Adoption rates of improved cookstoves by local communities are often strikingly low. The authors underline the urge to advance cookstove implementation strategies, and reinforce the approach used in the FRESH AIR project. They highlight several important factors to increase adoption success and call for further research on the topic. We want to build on this comment by reflecting on decades of substantial discrepancies between the disappointing adoption rates of improved cookstoves, and the subsequent failure to adapt implementation strategies accordingly. We argue that it is not necessarily the lack of evidence that impedes the success of implementation strategies for improved cookstoves. Moreover, it is the lack of use of the evidence by implementors. We propose several ideas for overcoming this evidence-to-practice gap.
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2020
Date of Acceptance: 20-Nov-2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/76215
DOI: 10.1038/s41533-019-0160-8
ISSN: 2055-1010
Publisher: Nature Research (part of Springer Nature)
Journal / Book Title: npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
Volume: 30
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © The Author(s) 2020. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Keywords: FRESH AIR collaborators
Publication Status: Published
Conference Place: England
Article Number: ARTN 3 (2020)
Online Publication Date: 2020-01-10
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