Solar Suitcases Power Communication +
Promoting safe motherhood by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication and powering medical equipment.
One of the winners in last year's Health Mothers, Strong World competition run by Changemakers – Solar Suitcases brings portable solar electric kits to clinics and small hospitals to power lighting, mobile communication and essential medical equipment for emergency obstetric care. Their solar suitcases are low-cost, easy-to-use, robust and reliable – enabling health care workers in low-resource areas to provide safe and prompt obstetric care.
Solar Suitcases Power Mobile Communication +
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This highlights the issue of irregular, inaccessible and expensive power supply in many rural (and sometimes even urban) low-income areas. Mobile technology may be able to help in many situations – but power is essential for such technology to function.