MUA MISSION HOSPITAL is a rural hospital in the district of Dedza, Malawi. The hospital has several buildings, including an operating room, laboratory, maternity, pediatrics, pharmacy, X-ray, and general Pavilion. As in other rural areas in Malawi, the electricity supply is deficient, suffering continuous power cuts, especially in the rainy seasons, when the remains of brush and trees block the hydroelectric power stations of the electricity company.
- NGO: Mua Mission Hospital
- Services: Light and electricity supply 24/7
- Impact: 140 beds and a population of 28.000
- PV Installation: 75 panels (25 kW)
- Social Impact: Improvement in education and social assistance services
- Project Situation: In full operation
This continuous power cuts force the hospital to use a very expensive diesel generator. Sometimes, the cuts last for more than 24 hours, and when they run out of diesel, the operating room and other dependencies can’t be used.
The hospital has a total of 140 beds and gives service to a population of approximately 28.000 people. Additionally 8 other health centers refer patients to MUA MISSION Hospital with complicated cases or with the need for a second diagnosis. This means that the hospital Mua Mission is covering an area of 1.500 km2 with a population of more than 130.000 people.
EKI Foundation has set up a solar plant with lithium batteries that provides electricity to a big part of the hospital, which enables them to confront the power cuts and to reduce the monthly electrical bill.
The investment for this installation has been donated with a grant of 30.000€ from NAZARETH FOUNDATION in The Netherlands and a grant of 10.000€ from the NGO AFRICA DIRECTO in Madrid. We want to express our gratitude in the name of all the beneficiaries of the Project.