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Power for Water

In Uganda, diarrheal diseases are responsible for 17% of deaths for children under 5 and account for 30,000 deaths per year in all age groups. In addition, families spend countless hours each day transporting water from source to point-of-use locations. In the conflict-affected regions in the North, the daily trek to get water increases the vulnerability of women to attack.

In Haiti, USAID is implementing the Improving Health Facility Infrastructure (IHFI) project, focused on providing reliable electrical power to hospitals and clinics throughout the country.

Assessing Health Facilities in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA - USAID conducted a two-week energy assessment of health facilities to make recommendations to PEPFAR.

Energy Efficiency Brings Health Benefits

In Gabrovo, Bulgaria, a USAID project focused on upgrading heating, ventilation, and energy management control systems, as well as lighting, windows, water heating equipment, and combined heat and power (cogeneration) systems. While the primary focus of the project was to demonstrate energy and financial savings to local officials, the project also yielded important health benefits.

About

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.

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