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

RegionSub-Saharan Africa
Population 25,203,395
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking96%
Number of people affected by HAP24,195,259
Number of households affected by HAP5,498,923
Number of deaths per year from HAP 12,858
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 6,373
Urban population using solid fuels88.6%
Rural population using solid fuels95%>no data
Population using wood for cooking84.0%
Population using dung for cooking0.2%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.4%
Population using coal for cooking12.6%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.5%
Population using gas for cooking1.4%
Population using electricity for cooking0.8%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.1%