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
CountryGambia
Population 1,791,225
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking95%
Number of people affected by HAP1,701,664
Number of households affected by HAP317,593
Number of deaths per year from HAP 1,015
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 581
Urban population using solid fuels91.1%
Rural population using solid fuels95%>no data
Population using wood for cooking78.0%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking12.8%
Population using coal for cooking0.1%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.2%
Population using gas for cooking4.6%
Population using electricity for cooking0.1%
Population using other fuels for cooking4.2%

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