To completely refurbish and update Kagando hospital's electrical distribution network using renewable efficient energy from hydro-electric & solar power. Kagando serves a poor rural community of subsistence farmers in S.W. Uganda and is struggling with an expensive, unreliable, and unsafe system.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100302)
Over the years Kagando's electricity distribution network has been expanded indiscriminately and has become inefficient unreliable and unsafe.For instance premature babies, dependent on ventilators risk dying when power fails. The electricity supply is now completely inadequate for the hospital's needs and sensitive medical equipment is being damaged as a result of fluctuations in voltage. Present dependence on a diesel generator or grid electricity is too costly for this struggling hospital.
The proposed new electricity distribution network will be designed by a qualified UK engineer to high safety standards. It will use cheap efficient renewable energy distributed through a reliable network. This is being done in conjunction with rebuilding and enlarging a small hydro-electric scheme which has fallen into disrepair and when completed will provide for the hospital's increasing need for electrical power and save much needed money which will be available to use for patient care.
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