renewable energy and health
Action Plans Power for Health: India Action Plan

Powering rural health care with distributed clean energy.

Impact Vaccine cold chain is the beginning, not the end, for rural healthcare

Vaccine cold chain only a first step Refrigation for vaccines is essential to achieve global equity in the fight against COVID, but to ensure universal health care requires service-based models, a standardized and affordable supply chain of off-grid medical devices, and much great inter-sectoral collaboration to power 10s of thousands of unelectrified clinics.

Policy Powering Health across Africa through COVID-19 and a Changing Climate

Daily power shortages at health clinics and hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa are a counteracting force towards universal health coverage. Decentralized renewable energy solutions are more reliable and much quicker to deploy presenting a huge opportunity for electrification of health facilities across developing rural communities.

About the campaign


This campaign brings together the health care and energy sectors to power rural health facilities in underserved regions with distributed clean energy. By creating powerful evidence and messages to raise awareness and build national consensus, the campaign aims to help countries achieve universal health care for all. 

Reliable power supply is critical in order to improve rural community health. Powering health centers with decentralized renewable energy can solve this problem quickly and affordably and improve health outcomes for rural communities. 


Good Energies, Doen, CLASP, Rockefeller Foundation

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This campaign is made up of multilateral organizations, educational and training institutions, large and small companies, civil society groups and others in India and sub-Saharan Africa. 

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Some recent and upcoming events we will be attending worldwide:

13 October 2020: Launch of WHO guidance for climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities

26 August 2020: Strengthening Health Infrastructure in Jharkhand through DRE (CEED)

5 August 2020: National Action Roundtable on Powering Rural Health Care with Clean Energy in India

News & Updates
Energy equity is the right to healthcare

The current COVID-19 crisis has brought into sharp relief the inadequacy of Africa and India’s healthcare infrastructure—including access to energy—especially in the case of the rural poor. WHO notes that 70 percent of medical devices cannot be used in developing countries due to unreliable power supply.