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Community Forum using SMS – Jokko Initiative, Senegal

Community Forum using SMS – Jokko Initiative, Senegal

The Jokko Initiative is a collaboration between UNICEF and Tostan, an NGO in West Africa that implements human rights-based community empowerment programmes to provide communities with skills and knowledge to improve their lives. The partnership links UNICEF’s reach, resources and technical expertise with Tostan’s ground-level experience and understanding of local realities […]

The Innovation Lab and El Bluff: an experience of multi-sectoral catalysis

The Innovation Lab and El Bluff: an experience of multi-sectoral catalysis

By Ana-Julia Van Bilsen Irías, Innovation intern for UNICEF and the BICU Innovation Lab “It’s amazing, we can finally speak and give our opinion concerning the problems that affect us” Young students from “Instituto Nuevo Amanecer” (INA). The Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua has the lowest indicators compared to the national […]

Nutritional Surveillance – Malawi

Nutritional Surveillance – Malawi

Originally posted on http://www.rapidsms.org in 2013.  UNICEF Malawi deployed RapidSMS to address serious constraints within the national Integrated Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance (INFSS) System, which was facing slow data transmission, incomplete and poor quality data sets, high operational costs and low levels of stakeholder ownership. Health workers now enter a […]

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Talking RapidPro at New York University with World Food Programme

By Pilar Lagos “How many of you have cellphones?” asked RapidPro Global Product Manager, Kidus Asfaw, to a group of Master of Public Health students at New York University’s College of Global Public Health and World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Directors from 11 countries, including Syria, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Honduras, Peru, Sudan, Guatemala, Ghana […]

mHero: Connecting and empowering health workers through mobile phones in Liberia

mHero: Connecting and empowering health workers through mobile phones in Liberia

The original abstract was published on USAID’s mHealth Compendium, Fifth Edition. To read the full report, click here. Severe shortages of qualified health workers and poor communication and coordination among those on the front lines have exacerbated the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa.These challenges were hindering the delivery […]

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Borey Ratana tracks a well with a smartphone in Prek Changkran Leu village, Prey Veng province.

Smart technology, smarter wells

The below blog post was originally published on 9 April 2015 on UNICEF Cambodia‘s blog  by Martina Tomassini. To read the original article, click here. EU funds UNICEF/Cambodian Government partnership to map wells with smartphones to enable access to critical information during emergencies PREY VENG, Cambodia, 9 April 2015 – Build an app […]

UN, Government and Push Mobile Join Hands to Boost Readiness on Ebola

UN, Government and Push Mobile Join Hands to Boost Readiness on Ebola

Using SMS Technology to Save Lives 24 February 2015, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Today, Tanzania’s Government, the United Nations (UN) and Push Mobile, a mobile communication company providing SMS aggregation services across all the available mobile networks in Tanzania, have sealed a partnership to reach over 10 million Tanzanian […]

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Transforming Healthcare Technology in Africa

  Transforming Healthcare Technology in Africa: 50 Health Experts Gather in Addis Ababa to Prioritize Mechanisms That Will Enable Sustained Health Innovation in Africa Experts highlight the critical leadership role of ANDI in African health innovation; proposing the establishment of a sustainable financing mechanism to support local technology development, capacity […]