Stories

< back to the Stories page

Liberia – the power of light

solar powered lighting in Liberian clinicWe’ve been conducting research with the clinicians we met in Liberia to learn about their experience using the solar suitcase. The feedback has been uniformly great, as we hear how the suitcases are used to power lights, cell phones, and other devices. Clinicians tell us that it’s easier to see at night and repair lacerations, making obstetric care safer. The solar suitcase has become a source of pride – villagers come to some clinics just to see the bright lights in the maternity rooms. We’re told that the overhead LED lights in the labor rooms are attracting more women to deliver in clinics at night. This means more women are having skilled providers at their births. One provider informed us, “People love it and say, ‘I wish I could be in labor!'” Getting more women to choose birth in clinics with skilled providers is one important way to promote safe motherhood, and we’re proud to be playing a part in this international goal.

RECENT STORIES

2023 Impact Report

2023 Impact Report Thanks to you, We Care Solar has had a tremendous year of providing life-saving energy to maternal clinics in energy-poor countries and

Read More »

In One Place, Together

Fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other rapid onset disasters cripple existing infrastructure, threatening public health and safety. The electrical power supply system is often one of the first services to collapse in the event of a

Read More »

For Jacinta, with Love

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of our beloved Jacinta after a long illness. Through it all, she never stopped exploring, engaging, or sharing and she lived her final year

Read More »

Filling the Void

By Lindsay Maida, of The James and Sharon Maida Foundation Often when we consider global health and health care delivery, the patient is commonly thought

Read More »