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Job Opportunity: ARIDA Study Coordinator

Job Opportunity: ARIDA Study Coordinator

Role: ARIDA Study Coordinator Location: UNICEF Nepal Country Office, Kathmandu Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 6 months, full-time Start Date: May 2017 Reporting to: Project Officer, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen + Health Specialist, UNICEF Nepal BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death among children under 5 years of age globally. Many pneumonia deaths […]

Mujeres contra la neumonía

Mujeres contra la neumonía

The original story was published in La Vanguardia on 08 January 2017. Written by Ana Macpherson. View the original article here. Unicef ensaya en Nepal un plan para frenar drásticamente la primera causa de muerte de sus niños y se vale de una red de voluntarias en quienes las madres confían Una, […]

Ana, 11, bathing using tap water in Lawaki village, Tailevu Province.

Can we know if water is safe in real time?

The original story was published in Medium on 05 December 2016. Written by John Feighery. View the original article here. Can we know if water is safe in real time? UNICEF and the world’s water experts take on the challenge Everyone who works in the water sector would love to have a quick […]

Colour-coded Labels Improve UNICEF’s Supply Response

Colour-coded Labels Improve UNICEF’s Supply Response

UNICEF has supplied tents, tarpaulins, hygiene kits, medical kits, plastic buckets, school-in-a-box, health kits, and Early Childhood Development kits to affected populations in the 14 districts most affected by the two Nepal Earthquakes which occurred on 25 April and 12 May 2016. UNICEF has distributed over 500 metric tons of […]

Centre community health worker Haimanot Hailu discusses health and nutrition issues with Teshome Negussie and his wife Kokeb, at a village health post in the sub-district of Romey Kebele in North Shoa Zone, in Amhara Region. Kokeb is holding their two-month-old son, Moges, who was recently diagnosed with pneumonia and is being treated with antibiotics – part of services now provided by the government’s national Health Extension Programme.

Designing Field Trial Protocols in Ethiopia for Pneumonia Diagnostic Devices

By Jonathan Howard Brand & Cindy McWhorter The management of pneumonia within the community has important benefits. It not only reduces the burden on health facilities but ensures early identification, classification, diagnosis and treatment of children where they need it the most: close to home.  Both Integrated Management of Childhood Illness […]

Community health volunteer Mariam Diarra uses a device to time the breathing of eight-month-old Gimbala Keita, who suffers from pneumonia, during a home visit in the village of Kabe, Mali on Monday August 30, 2010.

All aboard: A mission to Addis Ababa to align stakeholders in the process of improving a diagnostic aid for pneumonia

By: Jonathan Howard Brand With the challenges children face evolving at a faster rate, UNICEF continues to use innovation to improve UNICEF programmes, integrate technologies and develop effective life-saving tools and products.  The biggest challenges that face the world are not solved by one organization or one group of people […]

Clean water test.
Schoolgirl doing a strip test to check water quality - this requires multiple, complicated steps.

Innovations for water quality monitoring

Everyone has the right to safe and affordable water for personal and domestic use. However, there are still over 1.8 billion people globally who are exposed to unsafe drinking water sources. Drinking contaminated water with faecal bacteria can lead to preventable deaths. In response to this situation, world leaders adopted […]