4 solar batteries for the medicine cabinet
In September 2015, we were able to provide 4 new solar panels for the “Endulen Hopsital“, which runs the only fridge of the bush clinic in which vaccines and temperature sensitive medication can be stored.
The hospital’s only cooling option for vaccines, medication and chemicals is relying on one small solar panel with 4 batteries. In case of a break down of this fridge, vaccines and drugs (such as Insulin) will not be usable anymore after just a few hours, as they will decompose in their structure.
In the fall of 2015 only one of the solar batteries was still working. Therefore a safe cooling of the mediactions and vaccines was no longer given and it would have just been a matter of time until the last battery would have stopped working as well.
We took action quickly and enabled the financing of 4 new solar panels, so that a safe and mandatory cooling of specific drugs can be ensured.
The costs of the 4 solar panels summed up to approximately 1.000 €.