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

RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Population 7,935,846
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking51%
Number of people affected by HAP4,047,281
Number of households affected by HAP1,049,069
Number of deaths per year from HAP 3,665
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 189
Urban population using solid fuels24.4%
Rural population using solid fuels89.1%
Population using wood for cooking52.2%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.1%
Population using kerosene for cooking5.8%
Population using gas for cooking19.9%
Population using electricity for cooking19.5%
Population using other fuels for cooking2.5%