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 2,003,910
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking37%
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 HAP741,447
Number of households affected by HAP176,535
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 311
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 27
Urban population using solid fuels<5%
Rural population using solid fuels52.7%
Population using wood for cooking43.4%
Population using dung for cooking0.1%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.1%
Population using kerosene for cooking3.3%
Population using gas for cooking45.8%
Population using electricity for cooking7.2%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.1%