Informing Kisumu County, Kenya, on Energy Access and Health Correlations

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The Kisumu County government requested assistance in identifying the status of household energy access in Kisumu County. In particular, the county wanted to explore the relation of energy access and the health sector. Solutions Center experts conducted a literature review and subsequent analysis of the information provided in a report.

Impact of Assistance

Through the information provided in the Solutions Center’s reponse, Kisumu County’s community health workers gained a deeper understanding of the current sources of household energy for cooking and lighting, the reliability of these energy sources, and the impact of these sources on local health. With this information, they were able to understand the current energy access situation and develop a more appropriate countywide energy strategy.