Secondary data from academic and development reports and project and
programme evaluations was reviewed to try to establish the evidence base
on the health impacts of reliable sources of electricity. The initial
focus of the search was on the identification of outputs of service
provision in the health facility where the energy has been provided. The
assumption underpinning this choice is that the provision of power to
the health care centre will immediately increase uptake for, and
availability of, services with extended hours of operation.
The study did not look at other non-electricity energy requirements at
health facilities such as energy for heating, hot water and cooking nor
the potential for reduction in demands from energy efficient demand. In
addition since the study focussed on the health impacts of providing
electricity, the technical aspects, the operation and maintenance of any
system and the cost benefits due to technology choice have not been
GVEP International. Powering the Health Sector &#8211; Annex A - Literature Review. GVEP International, London, UK (2013) 31 pp.
Powering the Health Sector – Annex A - Literature Review