Coronavirus is not the only global health crisis. Just ask ½ billion people

An estimated 400 million people depend on health facilities that have no access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. A further 100 million are pushed into poverty every year as a result of health care expenditures. Is coronavirus the real threat to global health?
https://www.powerforall.org/insights/energy-policy/coronavirus-not-only-global-health-crisis-just-ask-12-billion-people

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.
https://www.powerforall.org/insights/energy-policy/powering-health-across-africa-through-covid-19-and-changing-climate

Health

Achieving universal health care powered by distributed renewable energy.
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 Health This campaign brings together the health care and energy sectors to power rural health facilities in underserved regions with distributed clean energy…
https://www.powerforall.org/campaigns/Renewable-Energy-and-Health

Ten Steps to Improving Rural Health Care in India

Health care and energy coalition release action plan to achieving universal health care powered by distributed clean energy.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/ten-steps-improving-rural-health-care-india

Video: Energy and Health Miniseries

Innovative solutions are emerging to address the interdependence between energy and health. See some of the impactful work happening around the world, bringing electricity to the most remote healthcare facilities.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/videos/video-energy-and-health-mini-series-power-all

New research: rooftop solar can bridge India’s gap in rural health services

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), one of South Asia’s leading policy research institutions, today issued a new report concluding that distributed solar energy can play a major role in bridging India’s massive gap in delivering rural healthcare services, both as a primary and backup source of power. Currently, 1 in 2 rural Primary Health Centers (PHCs) in India suffer from lack of electricity or irregular power supply, with over 38 million households depending on PHCs that have zero electricity access.
healthcare services, both as a primary and backup source of power. Health Centers (PHCs) in India suffer from lack of electricity or irregular power supply, with over 38 million households depending on PHCs that have zero electricity access…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/new-research-rooftop-solar-can-bridge-indias-gap-rural-health-services

COVID-19: African health officials issue “SOS” for solar power

African healthcare officials describe the urgent need for much greater support for electrifying rural healthcare facilities, calling the situation an emergency because of COVID-19.
https://www.powerforall.org/insights/africa/covid-19-solar-energy-africa-healthcare

Fact Sheet: Decentralized Renewables: Keeping Families and Communities Healthy

One billion people are served by health clinics lacking electricity, while homes without power turn to dangerous candles or toxic kerosene lamps for lighting. Adopting clean energy technologies reduces the risk of fires and accidents, reduces indoor air pollution and powers life-saving equipment. Health-related development targets will not be met without decentralized renewables.
https://www.powerforall.org/resources/fact-sheets/fact-sheet-sdg7-and-keeping-families-healthy-power-all

In Conversation with... Leigh Vial

Is Nigeria on the cusp of an energy access explosion? The award-winning Solar Nigeria program has already powered 172 schools and 11 health centers and is now working with private partners to bring solar to over 2.5 million homes.
health centers and is now working with private partners to bring solar to over 2.5 million homes…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/interviews/conversation-leigh-vial