Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Approximately 85% of the country’s 45 million people live in rural areas without access to electricity. In health facilities without electricity, health workers work in near darkness and the provision of skilled care at night is nearly impossible. Health workers struggle by kerosene lanterns, cell phone lights, or candles to conduct life-saving procedures.
FFI’s funding was used to install solar powered lights at several health clinics to address this deficiency.