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 17,157,042
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking94%
Number of people affected by HAP16,127,619
Number of households affected by HAP3,010,003
Number of deaths per year from HAP 14,841
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 11,153
Urban population using solid fuels95%>no data
Rural population using solid fuels95%>no data
Population using wood for cooking94.2%
Population using dung for cooking2.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking2.8%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking0.7%
Population using electricity for cooking0.2%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.1%