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 1,230,985
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking62%
Number of people affected by HAP763,211
Number of households affected by HAP161,913
Number of deaths per year from HAP 714
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 183
Urban population using solid fuels14.1%
Rural population using solid fuels76.7%
Population using wood for cooking71.7%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.4%
Population using coal for cooking0.2%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking11.2%
Population using electricity for cooking12.6%
Population using other fuels for cooking3.9%