Summary: Tongo Gandima Integrated Medical Center serves over 8,000 people who now have the opportunity to receive treatment at night without the need to bring candles or kerosene lamps to the hospital at night. Thanks to Innovation: Africa and UNICEF Cameroon, together installing solar energy, lights and refrigeration to properly care for the entire village of Tongo Gandima for years to come.
Summary: Garga Sarali Village, located in Bertoua, Cameroon, serves a population of 4,000 people. In recent months this village has doubled in size due to influx of refugees from the Central African Republic because of civil war. Garga Sarli is approximately 150 km from the border of CAR. In September 2017, Innovation: Africa initiated a partnership with UNICEF Cameroon to install a solar water pumping system in Garga Sarali providing access to clean water for the first time. Garga Sarali water project is one of 4 projects that will be completed in collaboration. Garga Sarali's water project facilitates water provision for all community members within the village for both native Cameroonians and refugees of CAR. 10 taps installed .
Summary: Ngoura Central Integrated Health Center has been operating without solar since 1987. With a full-time staff of 4 health workers, Ngoura serves a population of 7,744 people. On average monthly at night, there are 3-5 deliveries at night exposing the mothers and newborns to many complications from kerosene fumes or lack of light to properly perform the delivery. In August 2017, Innovation: Africa installed access to light, refrigeration to store vaccines and medicines to newborns can be vaccinated and lifesaving medicines can be provided to people for the first time, all under the light of solar energy.