solar suitcase African midwife kit-CNN HeroesIn some African countries, a lack of reliable electricity is to blame for hundreds of deaths each year during childbirth.

Dr. Laura Stachel witnessed this tragic truth during a trip to Nigeria five years ago and with the help of her husband, a solar energy educator, did something about it.

They are now delivering a solution: solar energy in a suitcase.


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