Author: Supply Division

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 […]

Community Forum using SMS – Jokko Initiative, Senegal

Community Forum using SMS – Jokko Initiative, Senegal

The Jokko Initiative is a collaboration between UNICEF and Tostan, an NGO in West Africa that implements human rights-based community empowerment programmes to provide communities with skills and knowledge to improve their lives. The partnership links UNICEF’s reach, resources and technical expertise with Tostan’s ground-level experience and understanding of local realities […]

Nutritional Surveillance – Malawi

Nutritional Surveillance – Malawi

Originally posted on http://www.rapidsms.org in 2013.  UNICEF Malawi deployed RapidSMS to address serious constraints within the national Integrated Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance (INFSS) System, which was facing slow data transmission, incomplete and poor quality data sets, high operational costs and low levels of stakeholder ownership. Health workers now enter a […]