Signify and Solar Energy Foundation support health stations in Uganda


    May 3, 2021


    Rural health stations are hugely important for supporting local communities and slowing or preventing the spread of the virus causing COVID-19.


    Rural health centers serve as initial contact points for informing the population about health and protection measures coordinated by state and international aid organisations, as well as first aid providers.

    To improve rural health care facilities, Signify Foundation and Solar Energy Foundation cooperated to equip up to 20 health stations in Uganda with solar power. The solar systems donated by Signify provide safe lighting in treatment rooms and mobile lamps for outdoor use. Plus, the ability to charge mobile phones will ensure that the health stations can be reached at all times, ensuring that communication is always possible. Finally, streetlamps in outdoor areas increase the security of health stations.

    Installation and maintenance of the solar systems are undertaken by the member companies of Sendea Uganda, an association of local solar companies. And since the solar systems are already in the country, installations can be done rapidly.
    Emergency Aid Project of the Stiftung Solarenergie
    Signify Foundation supports the Emergency Aid Project of the Stiftung Solarenergie for the electrification of health stations in East Africa.

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    About the author:

    Martha Osiro

    Martha Osiro
    Program Manager, Signify Foundation, Uganda


    For further information, please contact:

    Signify Global Integrated Communications
    Neil Pattie
    Tel: + 31 6 15 08 48 17

    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2020 sales of EUR 6.5 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for four consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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