In sub-Saharan Africa, only 28 percent of healthcare facilities have reliable electricity. These clinics, located mainly in rural areas, cannot store vaccines properly.
As part of the World Bank Group’s COVID-19 response, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) deployed solutions to bring fast relief to some of these least-connected countries.
The US$350 million Nigeria Electrification Project reallocated $77 million to improve electricity supply in 500 health facilities—100 COVID-19 isolation and treatment centers and 400 primary healthcare facilities.
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