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
CountryMauritania
Population 3,796,141
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking56%
Number of people affected by HAP2,125,839
Number of households affected by HAP396,759
Number of deaths per year from HAP 1,465
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 656
Urban population using solid fuels30.5%
Rural population using solid fuels82.1%
Population using wood for cooking38.9%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking23.2%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking36.0%
Population using electricity for cooking1.3%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.6%

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