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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.

World Bank Brings Renewable Electricity to one of the Largest Hospitals in Yemen

Sept.10, 2018 | Supported by the Yemen Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project (YIUSEP), a solar electricity solution was completed at Al-Jamhori hospital and the adjacent Oncology Treatment Center located in the capital of Sana’a.

2019 Ashden Awards application is open- Sustainable Energy & Healthcare

Sept. 26, 2018 | The 2019 Ashden Awards is granting an award of up to £20,000 for organizations using sustainable forms of energy to support the provision of healthcare services.

SOLARKIOSK Inaugurates 5 Solar Powered Mini-clinics at Rohingya Refugee Communities in Bangladesh

Sept. 21, 2016 | SOLARKIOSK, 8minutenergy/Abundant Future Organization and HOPE Foundation inaugurated five solar powered mini-clinics at the Rohingya...

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.

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?