Training sessions on the use of medical oxygen generators continue in health centres in Chefchaouen

Training sessions on the use of medical oxygen generators continue in health centres in Chefchaouen.

In several areas of Morocco, for example in the province of Chefchauen, around 20 out of every 100 children born have some complications.

Of these 20 children, it is believed that 18 could be saved if there were more access to drugs, oxygen therapy and more medical knowledge.

The most critical factor that raises mortality in births with complications is the trip from the health centre to the hospital, during which there is no guarantee of medical oxygen and that increases the suffering of the baby and the mother.

For this reason, training has been given to 12 midwives from 5 rural health centres with the assistance of Dr. Irene Martínez de Albéniz, a paediatrician at the Sant Joan de Déu hospital and a specialist in infectious diseases. These training sessions are part of the “Training, EERR, medical oxygen and ESS project: a multisectoral approach aimed at improving public health in the province of Chefchaoen. Funded by AECID and led by Azimut360 in collaboration with the ADL AL Maghrib Association and the Chefchouen Health delegation.

In the organized sessions, topics such as nutritional aspects and infectious screening during pregnancy, basic neonatal resuscitation, problems in the recent birth and feeding and preventive activities for infants and children were dealt with.

These training courses were linked to the improvement of health centres by installing medical oxygen generators that will operate 24 hours a day thanks to the photovoltaic system that is being installed.

These days we are working with the teams from CODIBER and COANER, the local cooperatives in the province of #Chefchaouen. These cooperatives will carry out the installation work of the #plaquessolari in the 4 Health Centres in the project. The CODIBER and COANER cooperatives had already participated in previous projects with us where training was given on solar energy installations, and in this project they already act as professional service providers.

Our specialist engineers are carrying out various training courses for technicians to install the #photovoltaic system and maintain it.

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Understanding the clean energy transition in community-driven decentralised renewable energy projects in Germany and sub-Saharan Africa

Understanding the clean energy transition in community-driven decentralised renewable energy projects in Germany and sub-Saharan Africa.

Mireia Gil, engineer and project director of Azimut 360, contributed to the publication of the Alliance for Rural Electrification with the Gbreko Kanian Project Case study: Electrification of 7 rural communities with hybrid micro-grids and photovoltaic systems in the Zanzan region (Côte d’Ivoire).
The effects of climate change have accelerated and amplified in recent decades. Extreme weather, natural disasters, economic collapse, food and water insecurity are all symptoms of this crisis. Similarly, 759 million people have no access to electricity, while another 2.8 billion still suffer from unreliable electricity services. As it seems the Paris Agreement goals will not be achieved by 2030, new approaches to clean energy transition are required.
This publication explores the potential of community-driven decentralised renewable energy (DRE) projects to address the climate crisis, provide access to electricity and contribute to the socio-economic development of communities.
The publication’s case studies highlight the main benefits of community-driven human rights projects in Germany and sub-Saharan Africa, and some of the notable barriers faced by these projects.
You can read the entire publication on this link:
https://www.ruralelec.org/publications/understanding-clean-energy-transition-community-driven-dre-projects-germany-and-sub