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Power Africa Hosted Boardroom

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Closing the Coverage Gap: Providing Electricity & Connectivity to Africa’s Healthcare Facilities
13:00-14:00 UCT / 14:00-15:00 BST / 09:00-10:00 EDT​    
TUESDAY 25TH MAY

CLOSING THE COVERAGE GAP: PROVIDING ELECTRICITY & CONNECTIVITY TO AFRICA'S HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
According to the World Health Organisation, there are 152,443 healthcare facilities across sub-Saharan Africa. Of these, approximately 100,000 of these facilities lack access to reliable, affordable electricity. As a result, 50% of freeze dried vaccines are damaged because of a break in the cold chain, mothers bring candles to clinics at night when giving birth, and oxygen cannot be produced for those suffering from the acute effect of COVID-19. Lack of access to affordable, reliable power in SSA creates persistent barriers to economic growth, connectivity, the provision of public services and overall quality of healthcare. 

This high level, boardroom style discussion (under Chatham House rules) is designed to capitalise on market insights from Power Africa’s recent Health Facility Electrification, while engaging key experts, stakeholders and interested parties on the best way ahead.