Burkina Faso has a population of 20.3 million, with more than 77% living in rural areas. However, only 5% of people in-country have access to electricity. The country has 2330 healthcare facilities, of which 1800 are primary healthcare facilities that serve mostly rural communities. As in other developing country contexts, these communities travel longer distances and incur expenses to access reliable healthcare.
This report draws on primary data from health-energy assessments across 40 sample health facilities in Burkina Faso, as well as key stakeholder consultations and meetings with government and external health and energy experts. The result is an effective approach to implement an energy-healthcare programme that builds and strengthens on current facilities to better integrate decentralised renewable energy solutions, and energy efficiency into healthcare provision in Burkina Faso. This will ensure their long-term sustainability and operations.
The decentralised renewable energy solution customised design templates and include efficient medical and electrical appliances that are based on the assessments for the different levels of healthcare and service provision. Furthermore, cost estimates have been developed with local clean energy enterprises for these designs to support communities.