Improving health

Reliable energy access keeps people healthy

Despite energy being a key input for positive health outcomes, many health facilities in the Global South are completely without or have irregular power supply. This became even more apparent during the recent COVID-19 pandemic.    

Our Powering Healthcare programme equips governments and their development partners with the evidence and solutions needed to achieve universal electrification of health facilities by 2030.  

Meanwhile, 2 billion people around the world don’t have access to clean cooking, which has severe consequences for public health. Improving clean cooking access can help reduce the 4 million people who die prematurely every year from illnesses associated with smoke from polluting, open fires or inefficient stoves.  

Our Clean Cooking programme enables commitments from governments and their development partners to close clean cooking access gaps for the benefit of people’s health.