East Africa Village Health Facilities
Dr. Akol, Uganda's Ministry of Health Director, is from a large village community in northwest Uganda. She needs help with community adoption of a solar lighting initiative. This includes providing lighting to all delivery room hospitals, focusing first on building out infrastructure to those facilities nearest to the town centers.
The problem is that Dr. Akol does not know where to begin because she lacks the know-how and resources to drive this project. Once a proven model is in place, she needs assistants to seek financing from the Ugandan Ministry, the global Green Climate Fund, and other potential sources.
Today, only 0.02% of households in this Uganda community have electricity. Hospitals have none. The absence of lighting results in poor working areas and fewer birth deliveries at hospitals, with just 40% delivering at the 36 health facilities. Electricity in these facilities can have a positive impact on the quality of healthcare for communities future.
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