Author: UNICEF Ghana Innovations

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

By Clemens Gros, M&E Specialist and Innovations Lead, UNICEF Ghana In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases (WHO 2015). Therefore, one year ago we set out to develop a serious game that could teach children in Ghana about the importance of handwashing.  Handwashing with water […]

‘Wash Wana Hands’ video clip screen capture. © UNICEF Ghana/2015/Neil Shaw

AGOO: Ghana’s interactive mobile platform to educate about Cholera, Ebola – and a catchy song!

By Fabrice Laurentin, Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist, UNICEF Ghana Ghana’s last cholera outbreak started in June 2014 and continued through 2015. More than 30,000 people were infected, 250 died. Cholera is spread through germs from feces of infected people that get into unprotected water sources, then through contaminated food […]

The winners of 'I imagine Ghana' with UNICEF Ghana Country Representative Susan Ngongi (centre), Reach for Change staff, and Joe Jackson from Dalex Finance (rear left). UNICEF Ghana/2015/CGros

UNICEF Ghana launches new incubator model to support local innovations for children

Solutions to society’s most pressing problems are often found by those most affected by them. Many “new” technologies are really combinations and modifications of existing, independent ideas. Innovating means tweaking. In Ghana, as in many other countries, innovative tweakers are already working locally to improve the lives of children. What […]