Madagascar: solar power ends dark age for rural clinics

September 29th, 2008 in Technology / Energy & Green Tech
Recovering mothers at a hospital in rural Madagascar
Solar panels sit on the roof of a rural hospital in Antsahadinta, in rural Madagascar which is still unconnected to the national electricity and water grid. Several rural hospitals such as Antsahadinta's were equipped with solar technology four years ago to produce their own electricity.


Solar panels sit on the roof of a rural hospital in Antsahadinta, in rural Madagascar which is still unconnected to the national electricity and water grid. Several rural hospitals such as Antsahadinta's were equipped with solar technology four years ago to produce their own electricity.

Elisabeth's 13 children were born by candlelight. Her daughter, who has just become a mother for the first time, was more "fortunate".



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