MSF installs solar power to run children hospital

MSF installs solar power to run children hospital

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) installed a solar power plant to support the children’s hospital in Malakal.

The project aims to reduce the carbon footprint of MSF’s activities in Upper Nile State and address the challenges of fuel transportation in the region.

The new solar plant, with a capacity of 752 kVA, is designed to generate sufficient electricity to meet the needs of both the Children’s Hospital and the MSF offices in Malakal.

 “This plant is a big project that MSF hopes will cover all the needs of the hospital,” said Dominic Mwonga, MSF Emergency Coordinator in Bulukat Transit Centre.

The installation includes numerous solar panels, a battery bank, and a conversion system to ensure a reliable power supply.

“This setup is expected to significantly reduce the dependency on diesel generators, which have been a primary source of energy but also a significant contributor to carbon emissions,” he said 

“This should help us reduce the need to use diesel in this region,” said Mwonga.