Off-Grid Experts Workshop 2012

Many Off-Grid Experts from around the world attended to the 2nd off-grid experts workshop in Memmingen. A view of some of the participants.

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Off-Grid Experts Workshop 2012

The chairman of Coalition SiRHCA during the keynote speech at the 2nd Off-Grid Experts Workshop in Memmingen.

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Off-Grid Experts Workshop 2012

Thoughtful audience during the keynote speech "Facing Energy Challenges in Rural Healthcare"

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Off-Grid Experts Workshop 2012

Thoughtful audience during the keynote speech "Facing Energy Challenges in Rural Healthcare"

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West Africa

Although highly diverse in terms of language, population size, culture, politics, and economics, West African countries share common public health challenges: high fertility and mortality rates and rapidly increasing HIV/AIDS prevalence rates that are exacerbated by conflict and poverty.

Rural Health Centers

Rural Health Centers are facilities with the main objectives of providing mother & child and primary health services in remote areas. At Coalition SIRHCA we believe that providing better and expanded health care is essential to Africa's successful economic development.

Energy Challenges

According to the UNIDO, the energy sector in most parts of Africa is characterized by a lack of access (especially in rural areas), low purchasing power, low energy efficiency and over-dependence on the traditional biomass for meeting basic energy needs.

Coalition SIRHCA

Coalition SIRHCA stands for "Coalition for Solar in Rural Health Centers in Westafrica". It is a non-profit organization governed. SiRHCA aims to bring Energy to Rural Health Centers and to reach out disadvantaged people and people excluded from the healthcare system.