75% of Africa’s population burns harmful fuels such as firewood, charcoal, and kerosene for cooking, light, and heat. This causes 600,000 premature deaths from indoor smoke. And results in millions of fires, burns, and accidents every year.
What’s more, fewer than half of those living on the African continent have access to modern healthcare facilities. Without electricity, medicines spoil and diagnostic devices are not available. Doctors are often forced to operate or deliver babies in darkness.