Access to electricity is taken for granted in most high-income countries. It is easy to forget how vital a reliable power source is to ensuring access to health. In the world’s poorest regions, where the electricity network is patchy at best, and often non-existent, entire hospitals run on costly and polluting diesel generators – a solution that

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY MAGDY MARTINEZ-SOLIMAN, UN ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL, UNDP ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE BUREAU FOR POLICY AND PROGRAMME SUPPORT. THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE

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