Enhancing Immunizations and Vaccinations Coverage in Moyo District

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Enhancing Immunizations and Vaccinations Coverage in Moyo District


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Key Data


Organisation
Moyo District Local Government
Duration
May 2021 - March 2023
Project Description
The Moyo district government first identifies the three most suitable health centres for electrification in a transparent selection process. Each health centre serves about 15,000 people. Once the appropriate technical equipment has been installed, some of the health centre staff are trained in its use and maintenance. Electricity is crucial for ensuring quality health care and enables the uninterrupted delivery of the three main health services that are provided by health centre level IIs (a higher level stands for a larger and better equipped health centre as well as more funds from the government), namely treatment of outpatients, vaccination and emergency deliveries during night-time. The solar PV system is used for refrigeration of medicine, lighting and supplying power to other medical appliances at the health centres. This directly leads to improved working conditions for the health workers and better service delivery for the beneficiaries.


The project provides health centre IIs in rural Moyo with cost-effective and sustainable solar PV systems, which provide power for vaccinerefrigerators, lighting, phone charging for staff and other medical appliances. This directly leads to improved working conditions for the health workers and better service delivery for the beneficiaries. Furthermore, the continuous electric power supply also has benefits for patients, who in addition to better possibilities for vaccinations also profit from being able to charge their own phones and other devices. Additionally, the Moyo District Local Government takes direct ownership of the solar PV system without involving other organisations. By training its own staff in maintenance it can set an example for other governmental organisations to become involved in installing and maintaining solar PV systems.
GBE Component
Small Projects Fund
Categories
  • Energy Access




Factsheet
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Location


Country SPF
Uganda
Geographic coordinates of project site
3° 39' 32.76" N, 31° 45' 16.70" E
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