“Electrification of Health Facilities Donor and development partners coordination meeting.”
This event is organized by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), in partnership with the Health and Energy Platform of Action (HEPA) hosted by the World Health Organization and HETA, the Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance hosted by Power Africa.
More than 100,000 public health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to reliable electricity and almost all of them lack access to an internet connection. Millions of people seeking care and treatment in Africa are at risk because they can’t depend on refrigeration for medical commodities like vaccines, the presence of lights for births or emergency surgeries at night, or the digital connectivity for communications and records management that modern medicine relies on. In short, insufficient power denies access to life-saving care.
To address this challenge, USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development’s) Power Africa is now engaging several global companies to join discussions with the Healthcare Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance (HETA). This new Global Development Alliance was launched under the White House Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment. The five-year, $47 million program will leverage additional significant private sector resources to install reliable, renewable power and provide mobile network and internet access for 10,000 health facilities across sub-Saharan Africa