Linkin Park launched Power the World in November 2011 to raise awareness about energy poverty and highlight innovative clean energy solutions. Phase II of Power the World focused on the WE CARE Solar Suitcase for hospitals and health clinics in Uganda.
Globally, 1000 women die every day during childbirth or from complications of pregnancy. In Africa, maternal mortality is at a crisis point.
Power the World has partnered with WE CARE Solar to improve health care for mothers and babies by sending 100 award-winning Solar Suitcases to Ugandan clinics.
WE CARE Solar designs and manufactures the Solar Suitcase, a high-efficiency solar energy system that fits in a carry-on suitcase. Designed for medical settings, the Solar Suitcase provides health workers with reliable lighting and power for medical and mobile communication devices.
With 1.3 billion people living without access to reliable electricity, health care in energy-poor regions like Uganda is severely compromised. Clinics and hospitals either function in the dark at night, or close their doors. Among those most affected are mothers in need of emergency obstetric care and their newborns. For a mother giving birth at night, electricity can mean the difference between life and death. Women in Uganda face a 1 in 35 lifetime risk of dying from pregnancy complications. Donate here to send a WE CARE Solar Suitcase to a health clinic or hospital in Uganda.