Solar power lights up hospital wards and delivery rooms

Japanese funds bring light and power to small hospitals where electricity can be unreliable

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Mortality rates for Somali mothers and children are among the highest in the world. More reliable power supplies in hospitals and clinics can improve medical care and save lives.
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Awo Abdi, a doctor at Caramadaw health centre, says the new solar panels allow staff to see what they are doing when deliveries to take place even at night.

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

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