SAVING LIVES WITH THE POWER
OF THE SUN
Less than one in five
East African children's wards has access to
Pneumonia is the leading cause of childhood mortality worldwide, but treatment with oxygen in the developing world remains limited. Why?
01 / LIMITED ACCESS
Access to oxygen in resource-limited settings is minimal. In Uganda, less than 10% of children's wards have access to oxygen, which is necessary for supporting patients with pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses.
02 / LIMITED SUPPLY
Conventional oxygen cylinders rely on robust supply chains for refills, which is not viable in rural communities.
03 /LIMITED RELIABILITY
Grid-powered oxygen concentrators are often unreliable due to regular power outages, leaving patients without oxygen for days at a time.
The solution to oxygen delivery in low-resource settings
Solar oxygen systems provide a consistent supply of oxygen off the grid, combining renewable energy with effective storage to offer patients 24/7 access to therapy.
Solar oxygen systems are incredibly cost-effective, saving lives while requiring minimal maintenance or upkeep beyond initial installation, compared to other oxygen technologies.
EASY TO USE
Solar oxygen systems have minimal moving parts and are easy to use with limited training for health care staff in rural areas.
Solar panels installed at the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda
Battery banks store electricity generated 24/7 by panels
Lead by Dr. Michael Hawkes our team combines medical expertise and a commitment to sustainable global development in our projects.
We partner with local suppliers, contractors and development agencies to build our systems from the ground up, ensuring proper implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
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