Having access to modern health care means having access to electricity. Hospitals, clinics, and health care centers rely heavily on power for everything — from lighting and vaccine storage to a huge range of clinical equipment. In Sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 60% of all health centers do not have access to electricity.
“Before the installation of the solar system, it was hard to work at night. We used torches and candles to light the room but it was extremely difficult to hold the light source while helping women during deliveries.”
“This little lamp is going to be a big lifesaver for me, especially when people reach out for help during the night hours. It will not only enable me to have better communication with the community but will also bring me well-needed peace of mind when I’m going back home in the dark.”Halima Salim Magongo, a Peer Educator in HIV/AIDS Testing Services