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 21,699,631
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking78%
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 HAP16,925,712
Number of households affected by HAP3,254,945
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 11,149
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 4,980
Urban population using solid fuels62.1%
Rural population using solid fuels97.8%
Population using wood for cooking73.5%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking1.7%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking5.2%
Population using gas for cooking16.1%
Population using electricity for cooking0.1%
Population using other fuels for cooking3.4%