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Binary Code: Can Technological Innovations Improve Children’s Lives?

Originally published in Newsweek by LUCY WESTCOTT on November 20, 2014 Twenty-five years ago, iPods, Wi-Fi and the Google search engine didn’t exist. These inventions have changed people’s lives. Has technology been able to do the same for the world’s children? Thursday marks the 25 years since the United Nations ratified the […]

Can innovation help stop children dying from pneumonia?

Can innovation help stop children dying from pneumonia?

Originally published in blogs.unicef.org on 12 November, 2014 by KRISTOFFER GANDRUP-MARINO, Chief of Innovation at UNICEF’s Supply Division . Pneumonia is the world’s number one cause of preventable death among children under five years old. Every year, pneumonia kills nearly one million children – more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. What […]

10 Questions to ask about Hardware Distributions

10 Questions to ask about Hardware Distributions

[This post has been edited from its original form.  Its current form is simply a set of questions based on 7 years of UNICEF’s Innovation Unit experience in emerging market technology work] Based off our principles of innovation (www.unicefstories.org/principles) The UNICEF Innovation Unit has created a series of 10 questions that […]

El ébola se combate casa por casa

El ébola se combate casa por casa

By JOSÉ NARANJO; Originally published in El Pais November 11, 2014 La ferretería de Darius Johnson da directamente a la única calle del barrio, una estrecha lengua de asfalto que serpentea entre un amasijo de casas autoconstruidas de forma anárquica y tan juntas unas de otras que, vistas desde arriba, parecen compartir un […]

How the tech sector can help stop Ebola

How the tech sector can help stop Ebola

Sebastian Muah, Erica Kochi and Christopher Fabian wrote a guest post on TechCrunch about how the tech sector can contribute to the Ebola response. Originally published on TechCrunch on October 29, 2014. In our highly interconnected world, stopping Ebola is on everyone’s mind. The tech community has a significant role to play in […]