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How travel data can help manage the spread of the Zika virus

How travel data can help manage the spread of the Zika virus

Social innovation: How travel data can help manage the spread of the Zika virus By Tomas Lopez Fernebrand SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Amadeus IT Group  [wc_divider style=”solid” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] Nearly four million people could be infected by the Zika virus in the Americas by the end of […]

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 […]

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Building technologies for children in Kyrgyzstan: how to improve HIV treatment for children via mobile tools?

By Mavliuda Dzhaparova BISHKEK, 28 March 2016 – The Google Developers Group Kyrgyzstan and UNICEF organized the first hackathon “Technologies for Children” attended by thirty IT specialists on 25-27 March. Young boys and girls as well as experienced developers dedicated their weekend to finding innovative solutions for challenges faced by […]

Caption: Adolescent girls attending a DigiSchool session in a Child-Friendly Space in Adjumani district, northern Uganda. / Photo credit: Eun-Young Jeong

How the DigiSchool provides adolescent girls in Uganda a chance to experience the growing digital world

By Eun-Young Jeong Education Officer, UNICEF Uganda Previously, I posted a blog on the impact of DigiSchools in Early Childhood Development (ECD) centers in northern Uganda. In ECD centers, the introduction of the DigiSchool was followed by an increase in children’s attendance and class participation. In this post, I describe […]