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Health laboratories in Zambia can benefit from increased oversight of their energy systems. IHFI is supporting the new laboratory energy manager for the country's health system as he takes on the challenge.

IHFI Begins Wiring Rehab at HUEH

Under USAID's IHFI project, HUEH hospital in Port-au-Prince will undergo wiring upgrades for critical facilities such as the surgery, emergency and maternity wards, as well as an overhaul of its long-dormant power plant.

An energy audit at Guyana's Georgetown Public Hospital doubles as a training exercise as part of IHFI's efforts to expand energy efficiency and institutional capacity in the country.

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Powering Health is a knowledge portal at the crossroads of health, energy and development.  A product of USAID's Energy Team, the site highlights technical information and international best practices regarding access to energy in the health sector, as well as USAID's own work in the field.  Find out about USAID's Improving Health Facility Infrastructure (IHFI) project and what more Powering Health has to offer.

Haiti

In Haiti, the quality of grid power is arguably some of the worst in the world. Many health facilities receive only a few hours of power per day with prolonged outages of up to a month not uncommon in some locations.  In addition, a significant portion of many health facilities operating budget is used for the purchase of diesel fuel to power generators during frequent power outages. Reducing this expense would allow these facilities to use these funds for other priority needs.

Guyana

The USG PEPFAR program is a multi-country, multi-billion dollar initiative to prevent and treat HIV AIDS in developing countries (www.pepfar.gov). The PEPFAR program in Guyana has found the effectiveness, sustainability, and reach of prevention, care and treatment programs are directly compromised by the lack of reliable power at health facilities.

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