Post-Ebola reconstruction

In Guinea-Bis­sau, people are dy­ing be­cause of Ebola, while hos­pit­als either re­fuse to take pa­tients or have shut down as the nurses and doc­tors have died. The health ser­vice has com­pletely broken down and people are largely left to man­age on their own with little know­ledge and few means. In co­oper­a­tion with Deutsche Gesell­schaft für In­ter­na­tionale Zusammen­arbeit (GIZ), WakaWa­kas have been dis­trib­uted to loc­al Ebola health teams, treat­ment clin­ics and isol­a­tion centres that have no ac­cess to elec­tri­city. This helps health teams to treat Ebola vic­tims after sun­set and al­lows cit­izens to bet­ter pro­tect them­selves from get­ting in­fec­ted.
After the Ebola crisis has been con­tained, the WakaWa­kas will still be use­ful. It con­trib­utes to so­cio-eco­nom­ic de­vel­op­ment and is a clean, safe and sus­tain­able al­tern­at­ive for the tox­ic ker­osene lights.