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Powering Health Care: Phoebe’s Story

Imagine having to give birth in the dark or have an operation with only the light of a mobile phone. While there is little awareness about the importance of electricity to health care, energy is essential for women, children, and families.

Health care facilities depend on electricity to function and provide essential services when they are needed most. Electricity is used to power the lights in the operating room and maternity ward, maintain the cold chain for vaccines, operate life-saving medical devices, and support and empower staff like Phoebe Akiiki. This is Phoebe’s story.

Rethinking development: Can health centres be power stations?

May 16, 2018  |  Renewable energy has long been heralded as the solution for providing hard-to-reach communities with electricity. But how can we ensure that it's sustainable?

Ethiopia’s Transformational Approach to Universal Electrification

March 8, 2018  | With abundant untapped energy resources but electricity access at only 30 percent, the Government of Ethiopia has launched an ambitious plan to bring power to all citizens by 2025...

Project Bo: Michael Liebreich launches life-saving £100,000 solar hospital campaign

February 13, 2018  |  One of the UK’s leading clean tech advocates yesterday launched a new charitable campaign to save the lives of babies admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Government Hospital in Bo…

Solar a game-changer for village healthcare in India

March 30, 2018  |  Tribal and forest communities in remote parts of the country are turning to renewable energy as a catalyst for delivering better healthcare. Two new videos from SELCO Foundation show the huge impact of distributed solar.

UNDP installs PV systems in 5 health clinics in Namibia

January 17, 2018  |  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia collaborated with Global Fund and the Ministry of Health and Social Services on a UNDP global initiative called Solar 4 Health.

Healthy lives through sustainable energy

April 04, 2018  |  For World Health Day 2018, we want to highlight some incredible organisations on our longlist that are striving to achieve SDG3: Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all, using sustainable energy to do so.