Author: unicefstories

UNICEF profiles Mwana Partnership

Partnerships are critical to deliver results for children. Since it’s inception, UNICEF has worked with a broad range of partners at global, regional, and national levels. Mwana was chosen as one of the few partnerships case studies that illustrate how partnerships have contributed to results and the creation of innovation […]

My DesignMatters Fellowship

My DesignMatters Fellowship

UNICEF might seem like an odd place for a graduate design student to spend a term, but Art Center’s Media Design and Design Matters departments have had a number of students working there in recent years—and it has continued to be a really rewarding experience for both the students and […]

Learning From Our Students

Learning From Our Students

Global, hybrid collaborations and what they mean for UNICEF I have spoken a great deal recently about how UNICEF’s global network of operations, partners and work is a powerful counter-weight to the hyper-locality of focus we have in the field.  A child protection specialist in Zimbabwe may be entirely focused on […]

TIME Magazine Covers UNICEF supported mTrac system in Uganda

In TIME Magazine latest issues covers one of UNICEF’s mHealth systems in Uganda . M-Trac is a SMS-based disease surveillance and medicine tracking system. It provides real-time data for response while monitoring health service delivery performance. The initiative also integrates governance and accountability through citizen feedback, an anonymous hotline and public dialogue […]

BBC Covers Mwana in Malawi

The BBC Future Section writes an article about Programme Mwana in Malawi called “RapidSMS: Saving a life in 160 characters”.  The articles describes the history of RapidSMS and the specific implementation of Mwana in Malawi. It also describes how RapidSMS has been extended in Malawi to cover pre-natal and post-natal care, […]

mHealth Interoperability Workshop

UNICEF invited a group of leading mHealth implementors and innovators for a 5 day workshop in Kigali, Rwanda in early July 2012. The gathering saw technologists, health experts, ministry of health officials, and international development workers under one roof to discuss interoperability between key mHealth software solutions. Currently, the mHealth […]

The Open Source mHealth Software Landscape

Ahead of next week’s mHealth workshop in Rwanda, I’ve been familiarizing myself with some of the key platforms and tools that will be represented there. These include a variety of frameworks, server-side tools and mobile applications commonly used to supply mHealth solutions in developing countries. Ultimately, most countries implement a […]