What if your carry-on suitcase could save a woman’s life? In the fight against maternal mortality in the developing world, a rugged, portable “Solar Suitcase” is providing reliable electricity to clinics in 17 countries where healthcare workers previously struggled to provide emergency obstetric care by the light of candles, flashlights and mobile phones. The Solar Suitcase powers medical LED lights, headlamps, mobile phones, computers and medical devices.

In this installment of “Mobile Message”, obstetrician Laura Stachel, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit WE CARE Solar, talks about the impact of a simple solar solution on emergency obstetrics.

Laura Stachel (PopTech 2010 Social Innovation Fellow) and Hal Aronson founded WE CARE Solar, which designs solar-powered systems to meet essential maternity care needs. 

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