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Load Analysis and Example Calculations

A fundamental part of energy management, and the first step in improving a health facility energy system, is an electrical load inventory.  An electrical load inventory is a listing of all electricity-consuming equipment in a facility, everything from light bulbs to expensive lab equipment to cell phone chargers.

Effective health laboratories are essential to the scale-up of public health programs targeting diseases like HIV/AIDS or TB, and contribute to the overall coverage and efficiency of national health systems.  PEPFAR has evaluated its progress in confronting AIDS worldwide, including its efforts to strengthen laboratory systems through training and infrastructure.

A new medical testing device, about the size of a credit card, has overcome many of the challenges facing similar lab-on-chip diagnostics for HIV and other diseases.  This new development, the V-Chip, presents results that can be read instantly, and allows for up to 50 different tests at once.

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