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 47,783,107
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking96%
Number of people affected by HAP45,871,783
Number of households affected by HAP9,361,588
Number of deaths per year from HAP 20,353
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 12,012
Urban population using solid fuels84.7%
Rural population using solid fuels95%>no data
Population using wood for cooking77.6%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking19.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking2.3%
Population using gas for cooking0.2%
Population using electricity for cooking0.3%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.6%