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    Powering one of our doctors to do what he does best.

    Day 160

    It’s Electric

    Dr. Thaung works at the health center’s in-patient department at Umpiem Mai. He has a consultation room where he sees as many patients as he can each day. But the resources at the health center are limited – Dr. Thaung’s office was missing something essential.

    Electiricty. “There’s no power in there,” said Dr. Thaung. “It makes it difficult to get work done.”

    Since there’s no way to charge his computer in his current consultation room, Dr. Thaung either has to handwrite his medical notes or see patients for as long as the battery on his computer lasts. As a result, he can’t get to as many patients as he’d like.

    So on Day 160, we’re bringing power to Dr. Thaung.

    It didn’t take long, and soon the consultation room was abuzz with electricity. The simple act of connecting his office to a power system will make a huge difference to the way Dr. Thaung works – but it could be life-saving too. Dr. Thaung was excited. “If I can work longer on my computer,” he said. “I can stay here longer and see more patients!”

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