Solar for Health - Copyright: UNDP Yemen
Beyond the immediate COVID-19 response, the solar electrification of health facilities helps to build better health systems that leave no one behind. With reliable solar electricity, the clinics can remain open for longer, women can give birth without life-threatening power cuts, health workers can safely use medical machines, have uninterrupted access to clean water, as well as improved capacity, communications and data continuity – all while helping clinics reduce their operating costs and carbon emissions.
It also creates local jobs by training technicians to install and maintain solar panels, providing much needed livelihoods to vulnerable communities.
Access to clean, affordable and reliable energy—Sustainable Development Goal 7— is critical to achieve nearly all other Sustainable Development Goals, from health to education, gender equality, poverty alleviation, climate action and more.
Original article posted by UNDP Yemen.