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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 […]

Expanding learning opportunities for refugee children: Uganda’s DigiSchool Pilot

Expanding learning opportunities for refugee children: Uganda’s DigiSchool Pilot

Written by Eun-Young Jeong, Education Officer, UNICEF Uganda UGANDA, September 2015 – Textbooks are rare possessions for children living in northern Uganda’s resource-impoverished refugee settlements. For children here, it’s difficult to imagine life beyond the refugee settlement where they have lived since fleeing from South Sudan when conflict broke out in December […]

Remind MI agent Mildred Kawala records the birth of Lonar Hamuzala's newborn baby boy at the Nameebo Rural Health Centre in Zambia's Southern Province on October 18, 2011.

The volunteers, some of who are PMTCT lay counsellors, are trained to use SMS technology  known as Remind MI (Remind Mother and Infant) in delivering results and reminders to clients of the rural health centre. The system is confidential, the volunteer known as a Remind MI agent goes into the community to tell the client that they are needed at the clinic, the result is revealed by a healthcare worker at the clinic. While this system is effectively being used for the return of early infant diagnosis (EID) results for paediatric HIV/AIDS, it also used to remind about ante-natal visits, and post-natal vaccination routines.

Helping new moms get through 1,000 critical days: from pregnancy to her child’s second birthday

By Pilar Lagos Did you know that over 70 per cent of people in sub-Saharan Africa have access to a mobile phone, and the numbers keep growing? This is good news for many reasons. It enables UNICEF, as well as local governments, to engage with people, especially young people, in […]

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Uganda’s ICT Innovations are now replicable

Originally published on 27 May 2015, on The East Africa Public Health Laboratory Network (EAPHLN) website. To read the original article, click here.  Article By Sean Blaschke and Thomas Alinaitwe The recent Ebola Outbreak in West Africa was a wake-up call for many governments in Sub-Saharan Africa. In many instances, […]

Foster Renewable Energy Investment in sub-Saharan Africa

Foster Renewable Energy Investment in sub-Saharan Africa

March 31, 2015, a diverse group of investors, entrepreneurs and practitioners gathered at a roundtable at UNICEF New York headquarters. The roundtable kicked off conversations around “the financing and business models for renewable energy solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.”  Rhys Marsh, an energy investor by trade and a member of a […]