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Solar Health Uganda (SHU) is a Ugandan-based nonprofit organization working with local and international organizations to address entrenched energy poverty and climate change.

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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

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  • 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

  • Impact 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.

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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.



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.


 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.



Literacy pilot is a new initiative donating books to school children and parenting guides to parents/guardians and a Pico solar light to every household living in energy poverty with a school child.
The first pilot happened in October 2020 at a time when school children had been out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic for about 7 months with many in the targeted rural communities lacking reading material and a clean source of light.
Lights 4 Literacy pilot aims at building a relationship between children and parents, promoting a reading culture, and replacing dangerous kerosene lamps with clean and safe solar lights to allow night study by the school children

This pilot is a partnership of Let There Be Light International, Solar Health Uganda, and Uganda Spelling Bee also known as Enjuba


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