Powering Healthcare Solutions Catalogue
This catalogue serves the purpose of connecting stakeholders from the energy and health sectors with solutions providers, to help meet the energy needs of healthcare facilities in response to COVID-19 and beyond. The solutions provided represent a sample of a larger group of solution providers who can contribute to addressing this challenge.
The vast majority of healthcare facilities in low income countries – in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia – do not have access to reliable electricity. Yet, they are expected to be at the frontline of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The past five years have witnessed an ever-increasing range of technical solutions to tackle energy challenges in a more effective and efficient way. Nevertheless, most energy and healthcare providers are not aware of these opportunities.
Responding to the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis and meeting SDG7 and SDG3 require timely and strong collaboration between the energy and health sectors, drawing on their respective strengths and expertise.
Solutions providers that would like to be featured in this catalogue are encouraged to contact Luc Severi at SEforALL and Rahul Srinivasan at the World Bank. They should have a track record on supporting the health sector and with practical solutions that can be rapidly deployed to support un- and under-electrified health facilities in their COVID-19 response.