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

RegionSouth Asia
CountryLao PDR
Population 6,645,827
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking98%
Number of people affected by HAP6,512,910
Number of households affected by HAP1,431,213
Number of deaths per year from HAP 5,716
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 1,096
Urban population using solid fuels91.3%
Rural population using solid fuels95%>no data
Population using wood for cooking74.8%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking1.5%
Population using coal for cooking21.1%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking1.1%
Population using electricity for cooking1.5%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.0%