Kampala's Air Quality is Red-Flagged

von Verena Kasirye

Awareness of the "Silent Killer" Remains Low

Today, polluted air is the greatest environmental risk to health around the entire world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 7 million people annually die as a result of living with polluted air. In 2019, Uganda scored third on the African continent for recording the highest and most dangerously polluted air – only Ghana and DR Congo produced worse results. In global comparison, Uganda ranks among the top 25 of countries with the highest amount of Particulate Matter (PM), an airborne contaminant which negatively affects human health. Escaping these microscopic pollutants is virtually impossible, especially in the capital city Kampala.

Verena Kasirye

Verena Kasirye


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