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 2,259,393
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking55%
Number of people affected by HAP1,242,666
Number of households affected by HAP263,629
Number of deaths per year from HAP 1,056
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 142
Urban population using solid fuels19.3%
Rural population using solid fuels88.4%
Population using wood for cooking62.3%
Population using dung for cooking0.3%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.6%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.1%
Population using gas for cooking5.7%
Population using electricity for cooking29.3%
Population using other fuels for cooking1.7%