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Yemen: Solar Energy Powers the Fight against Covid-19

Most of the medical machines that depend on electricity are lifesaving. Their interruption for just a few minutes may mean the loss of someone’s life.

Dr. Abdulkareem Al-Jarmouzi, a health officer working with the Social Fund for Development, UNDP’s partner in Yemen

People sometimes travel for hundreds of kilometers to find a fully functioning healthcare facility, especially from rural areas. Even if fully equipped and manned, healthcare facilities that consistently experience power supply interruptions or fuel shortages are not used for fear that someone may die.

Dr. Jubran Al-Sulait, Consultant for the Sana’a Health Office