Minister of Health in Liberia installs EnDev Collect app on the spot

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Liberia 2018/11/21

21 November 2018

Liberian Health Minister, Wilhelmina Jallah, installed the EnDev Collect app, which provides up to date information on the functionality of solar systems at social institutions like health centres.

From left to right: Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah and EnDev solar expert, Stephen Mulbah.

Liberia Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah.JPG From left to right: Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah and EnDev solar expert, Stephen Mulbah.

Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, installed the EnDev Collect app on the spot during a meeting with an EnDev delegation on 20 November at her Ministry in capital Monrovia. The open source based app is to provide online information on the functioning and malfunctioning of solar installations at private organisation as well as social institutions. So far, more than 400 social institutions, like schools, orphanages, hospitals and health facilities in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are registered in the app.

During the meeting, the EnDev team stressed the importance of a proper maintenance system for the solar systems. Minister Dr. Jallah was impressed by the energy access activities of the EnDev Liberia team and by the different solar system installations at health institutions in particular. She would like to replace generators and diesel fuel through solar systems in all 15 counties and is keen to further discuss the maintenance issue in more detail at a next meeting, where the responsible persons from the county health teams should be involved.

The app is part of the ICT4Renewables toolbox developed by EnDev Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea to be freely used in the renewable energy sectors. This toolbox also includes a mapping tool and the web portals www.renewables-liberia.info and www.renewables-salone.info. The app can be downloaded on Android systems via www.renewables-liberia.info/endev-collect-25.apk.