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Solar News

"Malawi to Have More Solar-Powered Public Hospitals to Save Lives, Says Muluzi"

Malawi expects more public hospitals to have uninterrupted power charged by solar power in a move government hope will save lives across the country. Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has disclosed.

Muluzi informed Parliament that with support from the Global Fund, Malawi government has procured 85 power kits ranging from 5 kilowatts to 100 kilowatts that are being installed in various facilities throughout the country.

"Mlale Mission Hospital gets solar system donation"

Naari Group a grouping of Lilongwe-based women with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds – on Saturday donated a K10 million three-kilowatt solar power system to Mlale Mission Hospital in Lilongwe.

Naari Group Chairperson, Nisha Hament Tanna, said the donation aims at easing challenges the facility is experiencing in providing healthcare services, particularly in the theatre, due to incessant power outages.

"We pray that the equipment will come in handy and will be extremely useful for the operation of the theatre at this hospital," Tanna said.

"Malawi newspaper calls for speedy health-targeted solar project"

Malawi leading newspaper  has strongly called up government to speed the implementation of its K2.7 billion solar project which seeks to address power outages facing hospitals in rural areas.

 

The ministry of health said recently that it is working on the $3.78million project to install at 85 health facilitates across the country.

Project implementers say some of the bigger hospitals like Queen Elizabeth Central hospital, Bwaila Hospital, Zomba Central Hospital and Mzuzu Hospitals will also benefit from the project.

Comment: "Sad story beneath solar panel project"

We would like to register our appreciation that government implementing a $3.5 million (K2.5 billion) solar panel project in some health facilities nationwide to minimise the impact of the worst power crisis since independence.

It is obvious that this is a firefighting initiative to save lives and drugs; and facilitate delivery of healthcare services that are only possible with power.

"Solar project to 'rescue' hospitals"

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has embarked on a K2.7 billion ($3.7 million) project to install solar energy at 85 health facilities nationwide.

The initiative aims to ensure seamless delivery of health services in the face of prolonged power outages, according to MoH chief of Health Services Dr. Charles Mwansambo.

Said Mwansambo in an interview yesterday: “The goal was to prioritise saving lives and curbing power disruptions, especially in key hospital sections like theatres, maternity wings and intensive care units and under-five section.

"Water Aid equips hospital with sanitation facilities"

Water Aid, a non-governmental organisation that promotes water, sanitation and health (Wash), has handed over sanitation facilities to the newly-constructed Kapyanga Health Centre in Kasungu.

The facilities include toilets and piped water powered by solar energy.

Speaking when he inspected the medical facility in Traditional Authority (T/A) Wimbe’s area in the district, Water Aid regional director for Southern Africa Robert Kampala said they implemented the project because the newly-built hospital will be serving thousands of people.

Ending hunger with solar

" Solar power could be an ignored game-changer as poor farmers in Malawi are grappling with drought and other effects of climate change. In Chikwawa, nearly 450 households are gradually walking out of the twin curse of hunger and poverty by harnessing the power of the sun and to irrigate their crop fileds".

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