A box full of light saves lives
Solar panels, lights, and battery chargers. All that's needed to give doctors and patients a chance when the power goes out. Photo/We Care Solar
They were in the middle of surgery again when the power went out in the Nigerian operating room.
Luckily, a visiting American doctor had a flashlight.
But Laura Stachel figured there had to be a way around the recurring problem.
And with husband Hal Aronson, a solar energy educator in California, they came up with something called the Solar Suitcase.
She joined us while unpacking one in a maternity clinic in another part of Africa to explain how it's providing lifesaving light.
Dr. Laura Stachel at work with her Solar Suitcase in Sierra Leone. She's co-founder of WE CARE Solar, creating technology to benefit maternal health in the developing world.
Thanks to Lisa Russell for helping us record that interview with Laura Stachel in Sierra Leone.
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