- Roughly two-thirds of Africa’s population, almost 1 billion people, do not have access to clean cooking technology.
- Instead of relying on natural gas, propane, or electric stoves people are using dung, wood, and other waste products to cook their food.
- Estimates suggest that the air pollution caused by these techniques lead to 3.7 million premature deaths per year, making it the third largest cause of premature deaths globally.
- While solving this challenge will require public and private sector leadership, policies rooted in economic freedom will help to deliver cleaner air and cooking technologies to impoverished nations.
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