There are multiple factors that determine the health, environmental, economic, and climate impacts from cooking on a country’s inhabitants. While 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 a snapshot of a range of factors including: overview of access to clean cookstoves and fuels, demographic and household data, adoption indicators, economic statistics, and other pertinent health and gender resources.

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By the Numbers

RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CountryCongo, Republic
Population 4,337,051
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking76%
Number of people affected by HAP3,296,159
Number of households affected by HAP670,583
Number of deaths per year from HAP 2,807
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 572
Urban population using solid fuels77.1%
Rural population using solid fuels95%>no data
Population using wood for cooking50.6%
Population using dung for cooking0.7%
Population using charcoal for cooking30.7%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking5.5%
Population using gas for cooking8.7%
Population using electricity for cooking2.8%
Population using other fuels for cooking1.0%

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