Solar Health Uganda (SHU) is a Ugandan-based nonprofit organization working with local and international organizations to address entrenched energy poverty and climate change.
SOLAR HEALTH UGANDA
A little light can go along way
“Working with our partners, Today our services are more important and impactful than ever''
off-grid rural Health Centers solar electrified
organizations benefited from trainings on data collection and energy needs assessment
pico solar lights distributed to vulnerable communities
clean energy awareness outreach activities
Women solar entrepreneur groups established
Train Your Team to Identify and Address Energy Poverty
Leverage Existing Social Service Delivery Channels to Address Need
Train Field Workers on Data Collection Methodologies
Share Best Practices
Small Scale Health Clinic Solar Electrification
Solar Products Field Testing
Share learning and knowledge on un/underserved population
Energy Needs Assessment
NOTE: Consultation services are offered by Solar Health Uganda. LTBLI does not coordinate, supervise, or endorse any consultation services but may be contacted for a reference.
IMPACTING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
SOLAR LIGHTS FOR OFF-GRID FAMILIES
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with the challenge of Energy Poverty among off-grid communities. Energy Poverty is the state of living without access to safe, modern energy.
Combating Energy Poverty is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact.
The solar distribution program was created in 2014, by LTBLI and KACCAD. With funding, advocacy, monitoring, and evaluation support from LTBLI, SHU implements solar light programming, identifying vulnerable communities, and distributing solar lights to vetted recipients. Solar lights truly are changing lives.
Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.
SOLAR HEALTH CENTERS
1 in 4 health clinics in Africa lacks electricity.
In response to stakeholder requests, SHU and its partners identify and prioritize rural frontline clinics in need of electricity. Since 2014, LTBLI and KACCAD have solar-electrified 41 off-grid clinics. SHU is responsible for conducting all needs assessments, implementing pre/post electrification surveys, administering and overseeing the electrification projects, providing education and system manuals to clinic staff, and providing ongoing electrification support to the health staff and administrators.
International partners and supporters are invited to contact SHU to explore opportunities to solar-electrify health clinics and improve health outcomes in last-mile communities.
At Solar Health Uganda, we are dedicated to promoting disease prevention and health improvement among vulnerable communities. Disease prevention is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
SAFE BIRTHS + HEALTHY HOMES PILOT
Uganda’s maternal mortality rate of 336 per 100,000 live births ranks as one of the highest in the world. This project incentivizes expectant women to visit health clinics for antenatal care, delivery when they are due and encourages mothers to return to clinics for post-natal and child vaccination.
The SB+HH project is an initiative of LTBLI, which also provides funding in addition to advocacy, monitoring, and evaluation of its impacts. SHU acts as the critical on-the-ground partner and implements all programming. The primary purpose of SB+HH is to increase the number of supervised deliveries by skilled health workers at staffed health centers.
This innovative approach provides portable, safe solar lights to expectant mothers upon delivery of their babies at solar-electrified rural health centers, and by so doing helps in reducing the rates of births handled by traditional birth attendants in the local communities.
This project is being implemented at ST. Mary’s HCIII in Salalira, Sironko district, Kabbo, and Buwaata HCIII in Mubende, Butemba HCIII, Kikolimbo HCIII and Kikonda HCIII in Kyankwanzi district.