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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.

Have we made progress on the SDGs?

August 13, 2018 | On this episode of Global GoalsCast, the UN Foundation took over to discuss how countries are measuring their SDG progress.

UNF Call for Proposals: Study of Income Generation Models

August 1, 2018 |  The UN Foundation is inviting proposals for a study of income-generation models from solar PV systems for its ongoing health facility electrification project.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Interview With Savannah Guthrie

July 23, 2018  |  In an interview on TODAY, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses his work in supporting Puerto Rico's recovery, including electrifying health centers.

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…