- Bill Gates warned recently that COVID-19 could overwhelm health systems in sub-Saharan Africa and have "very, very dramatic" consequences.
- Distributed renewable energy solutions (such as stand-alone solar and mini-grid) represent a clean, cost-effective, rapidly deployable and reliable option to electrify healthcare centers, transforming lives while bolstering global efforts to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 3 – good health and wellbeing.
Few would dispute that for many of the 840 million people without access to electricity globally, off-grid solutions will be essential to improving livelihoods for many of the poorest and most remote households and enterprises. That said, as impact-first investors, we should not be content with a headline and a picture of a satisfied rural