Solar light makes night-time births safer in Somaliland

By providing solar power to rural clinics, Japan and UNDP are helping to bring down sky-high mortality rates

Midwives have had to struggle with failing power, sometimes helping women give birth by torchlight.
Midwife Hamdi has been working at the clinic for almost two years.
Medical services are limited in Caramadaw village, where children face malnutrition and a host of other health problems.
Safiya’s 10th child was born at Caramadaw clinic under solar powered light, making delivery easier for her and the midwives in attendance.
Sayifa’s children, of whom the latest was born under solar powered light, at Caramadaw clinic.

UNDP Somalia

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