Solar Power for Health
Lack of electricity reduces capacity of health facilities and health providers provide quality essential services in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Many of the facilities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are yet to be connected with the electric grid. Without functional facilities, patients and care givers have to travel long distances to seek care. With renewed emphasis on the primary health care approach that aims to bring health services closer to people, it is critical that we look at ways of making healthcare facilities fully functional and accessible which includes uninterrupted electric power.
AQUITY, through its staff and consultants, helps ministries of health and public works develop roadmaps for solar deployment that not only makes critical equipment functional (e.g., laboratory, cold chain, surgical equipment, etc.), but also creates internet connectivity with the national health information systems.