One of our initiatives at IHOTU is deploying renewable energy to run our facility and our satellite centers in Nigeria.
Since Nigeria has abundant sunshine on most days of the year, the use of solar photovoltaic systems is top on our resource list. This off-grid solution is specifically useful in rural communities that are not connected to the national grid because of the infrastructural deficit in the power sector. This portends numerous benefits.
The major advantage of this is steady electricity and inclusively water supply, to health facilities. Although the initial cost is higher, in the long run renewable energy sources are cheaper and more sustainable. Apart from this, it is almost noiseless, and environment friendly and this offers the patient a quiet and safe environment to recuperate.
For a developing country like Nigeria, the health status of rural dwellers is a very crucial contributor to the health indices and the overall socioeconomic performance of the country. A major impediment to good health for rural and sub-urban dwellers is getting enough power to sustain health activities at the grassroots.
Our larger roadmap entails combining Telemedicine and Renewable Energy for Health as veritable tools to enhance primary healthcare service delivery all over Nigeria. Click here to learn how you can partner with us on this.