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 13,726,021
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking56%
Number of people affected by HAP7,686,572
Number of households affected by HAP1,434,595
Number of deaths per year from HAP 2,611
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 1,135
Urban population using solid fuels17.4%
Rural population using solid fuels85.9%
Population using wood for cooking47.7%
Population using dung for cooking0.6%
Population using charcoal for cooking7.8%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking41.1%
Population using electricity for cooking0.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking2.8%