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 91,728,849
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking98%
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 HAP89,894,272
Number of households affected by HAP18,727,973
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 45,697
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 21,060
Urban population using solid fuels74.2%
Rural population using solid fuels95%>no data
Population using wood for cooking85.0%
Population using dung for cooking7.4%
Population using charcoal for cooking2.8%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking3.9%
Population using gas for cooking0.1%
Population using electricity for cooking0.2%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.6%