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 21,699,631
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking78%
Number of people affected by HAP16,925,712
Number of households affected by HAP3,254,945
Number of deaths per year from HAP 11,149
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 4,980
Urban population using solid fuels62.1%
Rural population using solid fuels97.8%
Population using wood for cooking73.5%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking1.7%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking5.2%
Population using gas for cooking16.1%
Population using electricity for cooking0.1%
Population using other fuels for cooking3.4%