Mar 16, 2016
Type: Factsheet
Country: Ghana
Exposure to smoke from traditional cookstoves and open fires – the primary means of cooking for more than 80 percent of people in Ghana – causes over 13,000 premature deaths each year and sickens thousands of others. The use of clean, safe, and efficient cookstoves can dramatically improve health, reduce fuel consumption and exposure to harmful smoke, and can provide myriad economic opportunities for Ghanaians.