Author: Supply Division

Colour-coded Labels Improve UNICEF’s Supply Response

Colour-coded Labels Improve UNICEF’s Supply Response

UNICEF has supplied tents, tarpaulins, hygiene kits, medical kits, plastic buckets, school-in-a-box, health kits, and Early Childhood Development kits to affected populations in the 14 districts most affected by the two Nepal Earthquakes which occurred on 25 April and 12 May 2016. UNICEF has distributed over 500 metric tons of […]

Clean water test.
Schoolgirl doing a strip test to check water quality - this requires multiple, complicated steps.

Innovations for water quality monitoring

Everyone has the right to safe and affordable water for personal and domestic use. However, there are still over 1.8 billion people globally who are exposed to unsafe drinking water sources. Drinking contaminated water with faecal bacteria can lead to preventable deaths. In response to this situation, world leaders adopted […]

Volunteer Opportunity: Innovation Research Volunteer, Copenhagen

Volunteer Opportunity: Innovation Research Volunteer, Copenhagen

Download the complete Terms of Reference here UNICEF Supply Division Innovation Unit Duration: 12 months Duty Station:  Copenhagen, Denmark Level: Volunteer (unpaid) UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark  At UNICEF Supply Division (SD), specialists across the organisation conduct many Product Innovation Projects. The Innovation Unit’s role is to work with the different […]

[NAME CHANGED] Alice,15 years old, holds her a 4-month old baby born with microcephaly in Recife.

Improving Diagnostic Tests for Zika Virus Infection

UNICEF in close collaboration with WHO and PAHO have convened for the creation of the first Target Product Profiles (TPPs) which aim to incentivize industry and research for the development of Rapid Diagnostic Test(s) to diagnose active Zika infection detection as well as evidence of prior Zika infection. The TPPs aim to […]

Can a rural handpump tell you it’s not well?

Can a rural handpump tell you it’s not well?

By Heloise Greeff. Helose is a doctoral researcher at Oxford University’s Computational Health Informatics Lab where they have been working together with UNICEF on an innovative WASH project, Smart Handpumps, which focuses on using low-cost sensor and mobile technology to predict the potential failure of water pumps, ensuring a consistent water […]

Rethinking The Packaging Of Amoxicillin- Worldwide

Rethinking The Packaging Of Amoxicillin- Worldwide

Pneumonia is the leading cause of under-five child mortality globally, accounting for an estimated 1.1 million child deaths each year (WHO, 2013). UNICEF’s innovation project sought to investigate how Amoxicillin could be packaged to match the recommended course of treatment and thus, simplify the administration of the antibiotics to children. […]

Battling Diarrhoea: Repackaging ORS & Zinc

Battling Diarrhoea: Repackaging ORS & Zinc

After pneumonia, diarrhoea is the second biggest cause of deaths of children under five years old, responsible for 15 per cent of child deaths in low income countries in 2008 (World Health Organization, 2012). Diarrhoea accounts for nearly 760,000 deaths per year and only one third of children with diarrheal diseases […]