Some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of polluting, open fires or inefficient fuels 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 6,130,922
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking63%
Number of people who primarily use fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, and kerosene for cookingno data
Percentage of woodfuel harvest that is unsustainableno data
Number of people affected by HAP3,862,481
Number of households affected by HAP819,417
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 2,573
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 1,169
Urban population using solid fuels27.2%
Rural population using solid fuels89.0%
Population using wood for cooking59.4%
Population using dung for cooking5.2%
Population using charcoal for cooking1.7%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking28.0%
Population using gas for cooking4.7%
Population using electricity for cooking0.6%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.4%