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The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative’s Global Tracking Framework provides a wealth of authoritative data on energy access and other sustainable energy issues worldwide.

The Asian Development Bank's report on Sustainable Energy for All; Tracking Progress in Asia and the Pacific includes a chapter on the 'Energy-Women-Children-Health Nexus', spelling out the ways in which gender affects access to energy services, and how women and children bear the brunt of the negative effects of energy poverty.

Statistics and information from the World Health Organization on household air pollution, maternal mortality etc can be found here:

Burden of disease from household air pollution

Factsheet: Household air pollution and health

Factsheet: Maternal mortality

For more information on cleaner cooking, see the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ (GACC)

Enterprise Development Toolkit and Public Health Fact Sheet 2015.

GACC and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) have also published this key technical overview: The State of the Global Clean and Improved Cooking Sector.

Practical Action's Poor people's energy outlook 2013 highlights the importance of energy for community services such as health, provides statistics and offers an indicative framework for defining and measuring energy access for health centres.

The World Health Organization and World Bank have collaborated on Access to Modern Energy Services for Health Facilities in Resource-Constrained Settings.

For an introduction to how clean and improved cookstoves actually work, see Ashden’s video on How clean cookstoves improve lives.