'Off-grid' cellphone towers could save lives

 作者:咸待     |      日期:2017-08-12 07:01:00
By Harvey Rubin and Alice Conant Electricity from rural cellphone towers in poor countries could chill vaccines, saving 5 million lives every year, say Harvey Rubin and Alice Conant EVERY year, at least 2 million people die from vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio, measles and hepatitis. A further 3 million die from diseases spread by unclean water. Both of these big problems ultimately come down to the same thing: a lack of energy infrastructure in the developing world. We propose a solution that could be implemented immediately. The 2 million vaccine-preventable deaths do not occur for lack of vaccines,