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
CountryBenin
Population 10,050,702
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking94%
Number of people affected by HAP9,447,660
Number of households affected by HAP1,763,278
Number of deaths per year from HAP 5,293
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 2,592
Urban population using solid fuels87.7%
Rural population using solid fuels97.2%
Population using wood for cooking72.2%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking21.2%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking1.9%
Population using gas for cooking3.7%
Population using electricity for cooking0.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking1.0%

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