Patient data base for better health services

Project name:

Patient Data Base for Better Health Services

Project location: 

Vietnam 

Sub-focus area: 

Health

Cam Pha city, home to an AES Vietnam power plant, has 16 clinics that provide basic health care services to approximately 200,000 people. The city has recently launched a program to upgrade all 16 local clinics, including a key initiative to develop a database of the city’s entire population that can be shared among local clinics. The database will store health data for all populations and enable better health care management. AES has provided support by donating 17 high-quality computers and printers to enable the city authorities to execute the program.

Impact:

All local clinics of 16 communes and wards of the city and the City Health Care Center that provide basic health care service to around 200,000 people

Partners:

Health Care Center of the City of Cam Pha, 16 local clinics

Dominican Association of Rehabilitation Association

Project name:

Dominican Association of Rehabilitation Association

Project location: 

Dominican Republic 

Sub-focus area: 

Health 

As of the 2010 census, there were more than one million people suffering some kind of physical disability in the Dominican Republic. On May 22nd 2018, a partnership between the AES Dominicana Foundation and the Dominican Rehabilitation Association was launched to support people with physical disabilities and offer physical, occupational, language therapy, pedagogy and other services.  

A national tender called for NGOs that could manage the center responsibly and with a proven track record in the Dominican Republic. In the case of the center, 15 new positions have been created for the residents of Los Mina over the course of the first year of operations, and part of the quota has been reserved for handicapped individuals. This is AES Dominicana Foundation’s first social project, creating an alliance that generates jobs for nearby community members and free assistance for our people.

Impact

11,168 services have been performed since inauguration 

Partners:

The AES Dominicana Foundation and the Dominican Rehabilitation Association 

Energía mágica

Project name:

Energía Mágica

Project location: 

El Salvador 

Sub-focus area: 

Electricity Safety and Efficiency

Since 2007, AES El Salvador has provided education to more than half a million children and adults on the efficient and safe use of electrical energy. The team began this initative in order to contribute to the development of a more conscious society that recognizes the importance of electrical energy and how it can ensure a safe and healthy environment.

Impact:

More than half a million children and adults

Partners:

Colegio Santa Cecilia, Universidad Francisco Gavidia, Instituto Técnico Ricaldone Universidad Centroamericana

 

EnerLab

Project name:

EnerLab

Project location: 

Mexico

Sub-focus area: 

Rural electrification

AES México partnered with a local university to implement EnerLab, a social energy challenge that tasked students to solve a problem in our communities using renewable energy solutions. The program merges theoretical-practical training for college students to design, build, and implement a solution in the community. In the first edition, over 30 students participated in the training to provide reliable electrical power to a rural school in Tamaulipas, México through the development of a small-scale windmill paired with energy storage.

Impact:

30 university students designed a solution for a local school with 100 children  

Partners:

Vestas   

Electricity safety in Vietnam

Project name:

Electricity safety in Vietnam   

Project location: 

Vietnam   

Every year on Values Day, we celebrate our values and recognize how we put safety first. AES Mong Duong has implemented an educational program on electricity safety that includes presentations and games to provide helpful information and increase awareness for the people in the local Cam Hai commune.  

In its first year, the educational program was combined with a home electric system renovation for fifty low-income households and nine public facilities where inspections and assessment had been carefully done by AES’ technicians one month prior to Values Day. All unqualified sockets, electric lines, light bulbs and appliances with a high-risk of electric shock were replaced or reinforced to ensure the safety of our community members. 

Impact:

In total, 100 households in need and 9 public facilities have been supported

Partners:

AES employee volunteers and People’s Committee of Cam Hai Commune

Rural electrification in Changuinola

Project name:

AES Energía Rural

Project location: 

Panama 

Sub-focus area: 

Rural electrification

AES Panama launched an initiative to bring electric power to the homes in the community where we operate. Through this project, AES Changuinola built 50 Km of electric lines and home installations in neighboring communities to our hydro power plant, providing electricity to 2,500 people for the first time and improving their quality of life in a significant way.

Impact

2,500 people in 5 communities with a large indigenous population 

Partners:

National Office of Rural Electrification – Panama

AES energía rural

Project name:

AES Energía Rural

Project location: 

El Salvador 

Sub-focus area: 

Rural electrification

Since 2001, through AES Rural Energy, we have contributed to reduce the number of households without electricity. We’ve been improving the quality of life of thousands of families from rural zones and providing them with new economic and social opportunities, including the possibility to create businesses and to enjoy the benefits of energy in order to receive better education, health services, traffic safety and healthy entertainment. Between 2009 and 2012, we established an alliance with Fomilenio that enabled the construction of 1,110 electrification projects. In 2016, we developed our first Solar Rural Energy pilot plan to provide households in remote zones acccess to electrical energy. This innovative project provided electrical energy from highly reliable solare nergy sources, benefiting 14 families in the Los Encuentros settlemen within the municipality of San Francisco Menéndez. In 2019, we started an intiative to support families in poverty by providing free installation of the electrical service and a basic system that included a breaker box, an outlet and an energy-saving lightbulb.  

In parallel with these initiatives, we give talks to rural communities on the safe use and efficient consumption of electricity. To date, more than 60,000 people from 1,047 rural communities throughout the country have benefited from these talks.

Impact

77,400 families

Partners:

Fomilenio, FINET (National Electricity and Telecommunications Investment Fund), municipal offices, and our AES people 

In parallel, we give talks to rural communities on the safe use and efficient consumption of electricity. To date, more than 60,000 persons from 1,047 rural communities throughout the country have benefited from these talks.