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Solar powered healthcare in developing countries

The lack of electrification in parts of the world leaves many healthcare facilities with inadequate power provision for even basic services. Pilot projects show that solar power can overcome this but, to expand further, more careful trials measuring health outcomes and better integration of energy and health policy are required.

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Fig. 1: Impacts of power provision on health services.


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Dholakia, H.H. Solar powered healthcare in developing countries. Nat Energy 3, 705–707 (2018).

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