Some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of solid fuels, rudimentary cookstoves, and open fires for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide country-level snapshots of a range of factors related to access to clean cookstoves and fuels.

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By the Numbers

RegionSub-Saharan Africa
Population 717,503
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking71%
Number of people affected by HAP509,427
Number of households affected by HAP108,074
Number of deaths per year from HAP 382
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 120
Urban population using solid fuels44.4%
Rural population using solid fuels89.8%
Population using wood for cooking74.6%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.7%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking22.1%
Population using gas for cooking2.3%
Population using electricity for cooking0.1%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.2%