Project #8975

Solar Suitcases to Save Lives in Childbirth

by WE CARE Solar
Jul 26, 2012

We Care Solar in Uganda

We Care Solar team in Uganda
We Care Solar team in Uganda

We Care Solar founders Hal Aronson and Laura Stachel are working in Uganda conducting Solar Suitcase trainings and working with the community to install 19 suitcases in maternal heath centers.  The team has met with midwives who talk about how much the Solar Suitcase has improved their deliveries, and surgeons who tell us that many tragedies have been averted by using the Solar Suitcase-powered LED lights.  This current Uganda program is conducted in partnership with AMREF Uganda and Safe Mothers Safe Babies.

And more good news, We Care Solar along with partners AMREF Uganda and The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, won a Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenges Award in Seattle. This award will help fund a project to bring Solar Suitcases to 200 health facilities in Southwest Uganda.  The partnership was also named the winner of the Peer Choice Award, which is given to "the innovator who best demonstrated innovative thinking and having the greatest potential for transformational change as chosen by the Saving Lives at Birth finalists."   


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Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Laura Stachel
Berkeley, CA United States

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