Midwife and Zainabu Zainabu and her twins Health worker prepares to charge her phone Midwife surrounded by her patients


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WE CARE Solar promotes safe motherhood and reduces maternal mortality in developing regions by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and blood bank refrigeration using solar electricity. The Problem Maternal mortality worldwide accounts for more than half a million deaths a year; 99 percent of these occur in underdeveloped countries. For every maternal death, at least 20 women suffer severe complications from childbirth. Major causes of maternal death include obstetric hemorrhage, obstructive labor, eclampsia, and sepsis. These emergencies cannot always be predicted, nor are they always preventable. However, with prompt, appropriate and reliable medical care...

Project Leaders
Laura Stachel
Hal Aronson, Robin Wolaner
Organization Information
3009 Hillegass Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
United States
(800) 592-8916

  BRIDGE# 1886523972
Organization Information
3009 Hillegass Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
United States
(800) 592-8916

  BRIDGE# 1886523972

Project Reports

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Jan 9, 2018
Solar Suitcase Lights Improve the Quality of Care
A pregnant woman in rural Tanzania has little choice about the conditions where she will deliver. Birth complications can be life threatening. More than half the time, a baby is born in the darkness...
Oct 10, 2017
Braving Complications with the Solar Suitcase
We Care Solar addresses a critical aspect of global maternal and child health care – reliable electricity to support essential lighting, emergency communication, and medical services. The We...
Jul 11, 2017
Creating Safe Spaces for Mothers in Sengerema
In the two years that we've shared stories with you, our Solar Suitcases have shaped the narrative of healthcare for health workers and mothers in Tanzania. When we first arrived, we heard countless...
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