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Safe Births + Healthy Homes

The collaboration, Safe Births + Healthy Homes, was forged when in 2019 when  a District Health Officer (DHO) in the Kyankwanzi District of Uganda and a midwife worked with Let There Be Light International (LTBLI) and Solar Health Uganda to address maternal and infant health in rural, off-grid Uganda. At the time, LTBLI was funding the solar-electrification of last-mile health clinics and in a separate programme offering pico solar lights to new mothers to help with infant care. Recognising an opportunity for a scalable model, the DHO asked LTBLI to work with their office and a local midwife supported by SHU to co-create a new intervention, Safe Births + Healthy Homes. The programme includes: Solar-electrification of off-grid rural health clinics offering maternity services, Education outreach to the community and all stakeholders about the relative benefits of solar lighting over unsafe, nonrenewable biofuels, and the donation of a safe solar (Pico) light to all mothers who deliver at the participant clinics for infant care at home after the critical birth event.

Collaboration stage

Set Up

Categorisation

Member Facilitated

Number of members

9

Chairs

Sarah Baird George Mike Luberenga

Coordinators

Lana Koubaitary

Country Focus

Uganda

SDG Focus

SDG 17 - Partnerships to achieve the Goal SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Issues addressed

Diversity & Inclusion Energy Health

Collaboration needs

Funding Support Marketing & Communications Policy & Advocacy Support

Chairs

Coordinators

Collaborators

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