Today, USAID’s Power Africa announced plans for a new public-private sector alliance to electrify an additional 10,000 healthcare facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next eight to ten years, as part of President Biden’s catalytic global infrastructure initiative announced at the Carbis Bay G7 Summit last year.
By supplying reliable, renewable, and affordable energy in healthcare facilities across Sub-Saharan Africa, the Healthcare Electrification and Telecommunication Alliance will improve health services and aid COVID-19 response operations.
Using a mobile network connection to electrify and digitally connect health facilities can enhance vaccine cold chains, reduce health supply wastage, improve service access and delivery, allow information sharing, and support electronic medical records.
It will also enable real-time monitoring, tracking, and reporting of infection and disease rates, particularly among the most susceptible populations of mothers and children. By providing a clean renewable energy source and reducing dependency on diesel generators, this programme will significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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