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 2,051,545
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking62%
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 HAP1,271,958
Number of households affected by HAP269,843
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 1,896
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 788
Urban population using solid fuels8.2%
Rural population using solid fuels86.4%
Population using wood for cooking56.6%
Population using dung for cooking5.7%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.1%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking13.5%
Population using gas for cooking22.0%
Population using electricity for cooking1.8%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.3%