Zimbabwean-born scientist comes up with a way to monitor deadly air pollution
While climate change is getting a lot of attention, what many people fail to understand is the massive impact air pollution has on the environment and on human health.
The dangers of air pollution
Air pollution is the world’s most dangerous environmental health risk, and claims the lives of over 700 000 people per year, in Africa alone. The World Health Organisation reveals that 92 percent of the world’s population lives in areas where the air is unsafe.
Zimbabwean-born Tapiwa Chiwewe studied at the University of Pretoria, where he earned a PhD in Computer Engineering. During his time at the academic institution, he served as a junior lecturer and researcher, while simultaneously working as a software developer. He later moved on to full-time computer engineering, followed by an extended stint with South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).