Energy poverty deprives 1 billion of adequate healthcare, says report


Energy poverty deprives 1 billion of adequate healthcare, says report

Neglect of energy undermines healthcare and education, leaving patients, teachers and children in the dark.

Energy poverty has left more than 1 billion people in developing countries without access to adequate healthcare, with staff forced to treat emergency patients in the dark, and health centres lacking the power they need to store vaccines or sterilise medical supplies, according to a report.

In India, nearly half of all health facilities – serving an estimated 580 million people – lack electricity, according to this year's Poor...

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Source: The Guardian
8 March 2013

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