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First months with solar power increased safe births and improved health services at rural health centers in Uganda

A new publication by ‚InfoNile’ finds that safe births increased and health services improved at rural health centers that received solar power systems from GBE Uganda in September last year. Through interviews with clinic staff and local residents, the article and accompanying video reportage by InfoNile makes a compelling case for electrifying rural health services.

With the support of Green People’s Energy (GBE) ‘Small Project Fund’, the district local government of the Moyo District in Northern Uganda was able to supply some of the district’s remotest health centers with electricity (see the story here).

Only a few months later, a new publication by ‘InfoNile’ has followed up with the local residents, patients, and staff of the rural clinics to see how they have been faring ever since receiving electricity at their health centers. The findings and impacts on the community are remarkable. The publication finds, that in the first months with power, the clinics conducted more child deliveries than previously, and that health emergencies are now attended to in a timely manner, even at night time.

To read the full article by ‘InfoNile’ and see the summary video that features impressions from and voices of the local community, see here:
InfoNile – New solar power systems increase safe births, improve health services in Uganda border communities