Campaign Update: May 2018

Power for All had a significant presence at the SEforALL Forum. CEO Kristina Skierka joined a high-level panel on “Electricity for All in Sub-Saharan Africa”, and research director Rebekah Shirley guided an interactive working session called the “Energy Access Dividend- Data that Informs and Influences”, looking at how to further research on socio-economic impacts of electricity access, with participation from Acumen, Duke University, RVE.SOL, wPower Hub and the World Health Organization.
Health Organization. healthcare, all of which are imminent and interconnected challenges…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/campaign-updates/campaign-updates-may-2018

How distributed solar power is improving healthcare delivery in rural India

Over 28,000 Primary Health Centers (PHCs) serve as the backbone of public healthcare in rural India. Yet access to quality care is still a serious issue, since PHCs are often too under-staffed, under-financed, under-equipped, or under-serviced to be able to provide round-the-clock care.
Over 28,000 Primary Health Centers (PHCs) serve as the backbone of public healthcare in rural India. health system, a 2015 NSSO survey found that over 72% of the rural population rely on private hospitals for treatment, spending an average of four times more than public care…
https://www.powerforall.org/countries/india/how-distributed-solar-power-improving-healthcare-delivery-rural-india

Research Summary: Ensuring inclusive energy access

Poor People’s Energy Outlook (PPEO) by Practical Action highlights best-practice for bottom-up energy planning, policy, finance, and scaling. Finance and subsidy are key. So is more focus on social uses: street lighting, health, education.
https://www.powerforall.org/resources/fact-sheets-research-summaries/research-summary-ensuring-inclusive-energy-access

Improving Health Outcomes & Energy Access in Zambia

Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility (ACE TAF), World Resources Institute (WRI) and Power for All are supporting the Ministry of Health to develop a comprehensive set of activities to help bring electricity to Zambia​'s unelectrified health care facilities.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/videos/improving-health-outcomes-energy-access-zambia

Fact Sheet: Quantifying mini-grid impacts

The impacts of renewable energy mini-grids extend far beyond high quality electricity access, providing rural communities with employment, increases in household savings and micro-enterprise revenue, and improved health, education and safety.
https://www.powerforall.org/resources/fact-sheets/fact-sheet-quantifying-mini-grid-impacts

Celebrating Six Years of Power for All

COVID-19 presented an opportunity to show how decentralized renewable energy can accelerate access to better health, jobs, and quality of life through collective and coordinated action. To celebrate our 6th anniversary, this video shows the resourcefulness of working together, as well as the silver linings in the actions we have had to take to enact change.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/videos/celebrating-six-years-of-power-all

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

Factsheet: Solarizing Rural Health Centers in India

As of 2019, 4.3% of India’s rural Primary Health Centres (PHCs) did not have access to electricity. While the upfront cost of a solar system is high for most PHCs, displacing diesel generators with a solar system can save 80% of a health centers’ energy costs while bringing many benefits in improved healthcare services.
https://www.powerforall.org/resources/fact-sheets-research-summaries/factsheet-solarizing-rural-health-centers-india

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

Off-Grid Renewable Energy Sector Response to COVID-19

Power for All has created a comprehensive roundup that highlights the response to COVID-19 by the decentralized renewable energy sector, including a new €100 million recovery fund and technical assistance opportunities, but also what steps are being taken by WHO and others to accelerate electrification of rural health facilities.
https://www.powerforall.org/insights/impact/covid-19-roundup