Ghana: Accra’s Toxic Air – Open Waste Burning Takes a Toll On Public Health

ACCRA — Life has been challenging enough for Francis Takyi, a mobile phone repairer who relies on a crutch to get around because of a congenital leg condition. But for close to a year the forty-year-old father of six has faced a new battle:

A severe respiratory condition has debilitated Mr Takyi making it impossible for him to work. He now struggles just to talk.

“I do not remember the last time I spent a whole day without finding difficulty breathing,” says Mr Takyi, struggling to inhale enough…


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