1. POWER WATCH project
Power Watch: is a smart device designed to measure the voltage of electric current; this device controls and transmits information in real time to the Cloud.
RCHA-RDC in partnership with Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory "RAEL" of University of California Berkeley have succeeded in installing this device in 27 health structures in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including 25 in North Kivu, 1 structure in South Kivu at the Panzi General Reference Hospital and 1 at the Tadu Health Center Faradja in the Haut-Uélé Province for:
Reduce the risks of equipment breakdowns due to power disruption
The link between electricity quality and medical service delivery remains little explored
Characterize the state of play on the quality and reliability of electricity in health structures in North Kivu
Guide the research study into advocacy and interventions to improve the quality of
provision of medical services
Pilot new methods of collecting precise and real-time data
a) Power Watch Project: Data Presentation Workshop on Quality and Reliability.
Workshop to present data on the quality and reliability of electricity in the Health Training Centers of North Kivu in the room of the North Kivu Continuing Training Center. RCHA-RDC ASBL Consortium, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory of UC Berkeley and the Provincial Health Division of North Kivu.
b) Power Watch project in the health structure in the Far North
Visit to the electrical installations in a health structure and the treatment room during the study of the evaluation of the quality of electricity in health facilities in North Kivu
c) Power Watch project: Guided tour during the installation of the Great North devices.
Visit to solar energy in a health structure during the installation of Power Watch in the town of Beni
d) Power Watch project: Guided tour of medical imaging facilities in Butembo.
Visit to medical imaging installations and electricity supply sources in a health facility in the town of Butembo
e)Power Watch Project: Guided tour of the facilitiesNeo-neonatology in a health structure in a Clinic in BUTEMBO
RCHA-RDc ASBL In the field for installation of power watch in a health facility in Butembo.
e) Power Watch project: Guided tour of the power watsh device installations in Minova
Descent from RCHA-RDC, Offgridbox to Minova in the province of South Kivu to visit the health and water supply project of the ASILI organization
f) Power Watch Project: Installation of Power Watch at the Panzi Reference Hospital in South Kivu
Installation of power watches at the Panzi General Reference Hospital in the South Kivu Province
g) Power Watch Project: Visited Partnership activities with APETAMACO in Kayina; in the territory of Lubero Sud in North Kivu
With the aim of evaluating the project activities electrification rural areas in Kayina, Kirumba and Mighobwe. the RCHA-RDC ASBL and RAEL team from the University of California Berkeley in APETAMACO partner activities in Kayina in the Lubero Sud territory in North Kivu.
g) Power Watch Project: Electrification Activity; rural in Kayina, Kirumba and Mighobwe
Visit to the Mighobwe/Kirumba community hydroelectric power plant on the Lusukwe River in Lubero territory by RCHA-RDC asbl and RAEL from UC Berkeley
g) Power Watch Project: Exchange of experience in methodological approaches to the study of electricity quality assessment.
RCHA-RDC ASBL, RAEL and Spot light Kampala carried out an exchange of experience in methodological approaches to the study on the evaluation of the quality of electricity in health facilities in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Electricity quality assessment of electricity in the Kampala slums of Uganda in Kampala.