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Publications developed by USAID on providing reliable electricity and energy management at health facilities.

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 Assessment Reports

GPH Energy Audit Final Report

Georgetown Public Hospital Energy Audit Report, (PDF 2.8MB)

IHFI conducted a two-day, investement grade energy audit of Guyana's Georgetown Public Hospital to identify measure to save energy, improve power quality and ensure continuous power supply at the facility.


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Assessment of Backup Power Needs for Selected Laboratories in Mozambique, (PDF 2.7MB)

IHFI performed backup power assessments for 7 health labs around Mozambique, taking baseline measurements of power supply and quality and estimating the cost-effectiveness of various interventions.


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Powering Health: Options for Improving Energy Services at Health Facilities in Guyana, (PDF 665K)

An in-depth look at all different categories of health facilities in Guyana and their respective challenges in ensuring steady and reliable power supply. This booklet is a great resource for general healthcare providers as well as Guyana specialists.


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Powering Health: Options for Improving Energy Services at Health Facilities in Haiti, (PDF 1,275K)

An in-depth look at all different categories of health facilities in Haiti and their respective challenges in ensuring steady and reliable power supply. This booklet is a great resource for general healthcare providers as well as Haiti specialists.


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Powering Health: Options for Improving Energy Services at Health Facilities in Ethiopia, (PDF 496K)

An in-depth look at all different categories of health facilities in Ethiopia and their respective challenges in ensuring steady and reliable power supply. This booklet is a great resource for general healthcare providers as well as Ethiopia specialists.

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Powering Health: Options for Improving Energy Services at Health Facilities in Zambia, (PDF 530K)

An in-depth look at all different categories of health facilities in Zambia and their respective challenges in ensuring steady and reliable power supply. This booklet is a great resource for general healthcare providers as well as Zambia specialists.


 

 Guidance Documents

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Powering Health: Energy Management in Your Health Facility - English (PDF 1.9MB), French (PDF 1.1MB), Spanish (PDF 1.1MB)

A resource for health professionals seeking to make better use of limited energy supplies. This guide assumes your health care facility already has electricity access, but presumes that more effective management of this limited resource will improve your ability to provide routine, quality health services on demand.


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Powering Health: Electrification Options for Rural Health Centers - English (PDF 484K), French (PDF 235K), Spanish (PDF 231K)

The inspiration for this website, this brochure lays out information in a logical and easy to follow manner with the same goal of electrifying rural health centers. It also provides a case study on the Kalungi Hospital Water and Electrification Project in Uganda.


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Real World Installation Considerations For Inverter/Charger/Battery Equipment, (PDF 1.3MB) - English and French

A how-to-guide that addresses the most common problems observed in the field and discusses practical field applications necessary for proper installation of the inverter/charger and battery equipment.


A Guide to the Energy Audit for Specifying Energy Systems in Off-Grid Health Facilities

A Guide to the Energy Audit for Specifying Energy Systems in Off-Grid Health Facilities, (PDF 333K)

This guide is designed to be used with USAID's Audit Reporting Worksheets as an overall off-grid energy information package for energy experts and procurement officers managing the design, procurement, and after-sales service of PV systems in health centers. It is based on a series of training courses held in Rwanda for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2007 and 2008, but has been expanded so that it can be utilized for health centers in other countries.


 

 Technical Materials

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Guyana Solar PV Systems Maintenance Guide, (PDF 912K)

Photovoltaic systems maintenance manual developed for rural health facilities in Guyana.  The guide covers the maintenance of batteries, solar panels, inverters and charge controller, as well as wiring.  Log sheets and a maintenance schedule are also included.


Guyana Solar Bidding Document Final

Terms of Reference: Procurement and Installation of Stand-Alone Solar PV Systems - Guyana Hinterlands, (PDF 1.9MB)

Full Terms of Reference used to procure IHFI solar systems for remote health clinics in Guyana.  Includes all relevant technical specifications, standards and bid and procurement procedures.


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Terms of Reference: Procurement and Installation of Inverter and Battery Systems - Haiti Health Facilities, (PDF 12.6MB)

Full Terms of Reference used to procure IHFI backup power systems for use in Haitian hospitals.  Includes all relevant technical specifications, standards and bid and procurement procedures.


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Battery Maintenance Flyer - English (PDF 956K) and Creole (PDF 957K)

A quick reference card for battery maintenance.


 

 Training Reports

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May 2012 IHFI Technicians Training Report, (PDF 3.6MB)

18 health facility technicians were invited to Haiti Tec in Port-au-Prince for 3 full days of classroom and field activities.


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February 2012 IHFI Technicians Training Report, (PDF 2.5MB)

26 technicians were brought to Port-au-Prince for a week long course on the operation, maintenance and documentation of batteries, inverters and diesel generators.


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December 2011 IHFI Technicians Training Report, (PDF 1.9MB)

This training event included 13 hospital energy technicians, 1 administrator and 2 technical staff from the UGP and covered battery, inverter and diesel generator systems.


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March 2011 IHFI Technicians Training Report, (PDF 3.3MB)

21 hospital technicians and some additional administrative and technical staff from 14 hospitals took part in this training on battery, inverter and diesel systems.