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 3,796,141
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking56%
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 HAP2,125,839
Number of households affected by HAP396,759
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 1,465
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 656
Urban population using solid fuels30.5%
Rural population using solid fuels82.1%
Population using wood for cooking38.9%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking23.2%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking36.0%
Population using electricity for cooking1.3%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.6%