Non-Profit is Partnering with fellow Portland-based NGO 

(Portland, OR) October 28, 2020 – Renewable energy is becoming more accessible to rural communities in Uganda thanks to a new partnership between Medical Teams International and Green Empowerment. 

The Medical Teams program in Uganda focuses on providing life-saving primary health care and nutrition servicesThrough roughly 70 health facilities and more than 1,800 local staffMedical Teams Uganda provides urgently needed health care to over 1.3 million refugees and Ugandan nationals. These clinics, located in remote villages, lack sustainable energy solutions. 

This new partnership with Green Empowerment will focus on making Medical Teams’ health facilities across Uganda more energyefficient, enabling better internet connection, health data collection, inventory management, and more. Green Empowerment is currently using data collected from 58 health clinics to assess how we can expand our use of green energy.

“Our collaboration with Medical Teams International represents an important step in helping leading medical organizations improve their services and programs through energy access. We have been so impressed by Medical Team’s dedication to solving this challenge, from field clinicians to their leadership, and are excited about moving from analysis to field implementation together,” said Andrea Johnson, Executive Director of Green Empowerment. 

As the project progresses, updates on this exciting new program will be shared. 


About Green Empowerment 

Since 1997, Green Empowerment has worked with local partners around the world to strengthen communities by delivering renewable energy. With their support, projects are designed, constructed and maintained by the communities that benefit from them to ensure long-term economic and environmental sustainability. Green Empowerment is a founding member of The Power Partnership, an initiative that has created a set of assessment and analysis tools for bringing renewable energy into education, healthcare, and agricultural sectors globally. This is their first foray into refugee work in Africa.

 

About Medical Teams International 

Founded in 1979, Medical Teams International provides life-saving medical care for people in crisis, such as survivors of natural disasters and refugees. We care for the whole person— physical, emotional, social and spiritual. Daring to love like Jesus, we serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex or race. Learn more at medicalteams.org and on social media using @medicalteams.  

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