An understanding about the energy needs of the Health Centres is a crucial first step for assessing the gaps in energy access. But there is also a need to go a step beyond, and understand delivery of health services from the end user perspective. While current efforts across the sector look at understanding the energy gap in health delivery, SELCO Foundation aims to look at developing holistic solutions that challenge the standard operational models, delivery models, and technology to redefine ‘affordability’ and quality at the last mile.
With improvements in technology, as more energy efficient appliances become available, power requirements may be significantly reduced- but this requires a thorough understanding of the varying contexts and needs at the ground level.
The health vertical under the SELCO Foundation serves as a back end lab for health implementation partners, ground knowledge resource for technology innovators, that lack the research or due diligence capacity for technologies, built environments and delivery mechanisms.