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.
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
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.