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Vanuatu launches Pacific’s first drone trial

Vanuatu launches Pacific’s first drone trial

Delivering lifesaving vaccines and health supplies to remote communities Port Vila, 14 June 2017: The Vanuatu Government will make history today by launching what may be the first-ever trial in the Pacific to test the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of drones to deliver lifesaving vaccines to inaccessible remote communities in […]

AI algorithms can compare night-time and day-time satellite images to measure levels of poverty. Credit: Joshua Stevens/NASA Goddard SFC

AI summit aims to help world’s poorest

The original story was published on Nature.com on 06 June 2017. Written by Declan Butler. View the full and original story here.  Nature.com opens the discussion about Artificial Intelligence and how the AI revolution has yet to offer much help to the 3 billion people globally who live in poverty. First up, […]

May 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

May 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during May. Click away. When Help Is Delivered From the Sky More aid and service organizations are harnessing the opportunities that remote-controlled aircrafts can bring. […]

Jane Goodall Institute staff launch a drone to map forests in the Republic of the Congo’s Tchimpounga Nature Reserve. ©Jeffrey Kerby

When Help Is Delivered From the Sky

The original story was published in the June 2017 issue of the National Geographic. Written by Nina Strochlic. View the original story here.  No longer just a military tool, drones are responding to natural disasters, aiding conservation, and delivering life-saving aid. Recently, more aid and service organizations are harnessing the opportunities […]

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

By Sylvester Baffoe, M&E Officer, UNICEF Ghana Pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases are one of the major causes of death for children under five in Ghana. In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases. Handwashing with soap and water (HWWS) is a proven intervention […]

UNICEF Global Innovation Summit – Amman, Jordan

UNICEF Global Innovation Summit – Amman, Jordan

By: Gbolayemi Lufadeju, Communication Officer, Media Relations Record breaking profits and mergers and acquisitions in the tech industry confirm that year on year the influence and power of tech companies is growing. There is no doubt that, collectively, their products and services reach billions of people around the world, so […]

Janani Express – A look into the referral transport system in India

Janani Express – A look into the referral transport system in India

This is a documentation about the referral transport ambulance system set up by the government of Madhya Pradesh and UNICEF in India. From 2013 to 2016, this system has allowed the successful transport of over 4 million women and children to health institutions in the state of Madhya Pradesh alone. […]