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How technology is reaching children who need it the most in Malawi

In 2016, many people living with HIV do not know their status. Innovative HIV prevention efforts, like early infant diagnosis, are helping to save children’s lives. Every day, about eight women living with HIV and their babies travel long distances to the Ntaja Health Centre, in Malawi’s Machinga District, for […]


USAID mHealth compendium features mHealth that scales

Produced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and published on May 2016, the full publication can be viewed in the mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale. To read the full publication, click here. Due to the rapid growth in access to mobile phones and networks, opportunities […]

Young Makers in Vietnam work to change the lives of Children with Disabilities

Young Makers in Vietnam work to change the lives of Children with Disabilities

  From June 3rd to 5th 2016, 7 teams consisting of  over 70 young people including designers, engineers, artisans, medical professionals and children with disabilities gathered on the campus of the Vietnam-German University (VGU) in Binh Duong, Vietnam to contribute to a better world. For 72 hours these youth participated […]

[NAME CHANGED] Alice,15 years old, holds her a 4-month old baby born with microcephaly in Recife.

Improving Diagnostic Tests for Zika Virus Infection

UNICEF in close collaboration with WHO and PAHO have convened for the creation of the first Target Product Profiles (TPPs) which aim to incentivize industry and research for the development of Rapid Diagnostic Test(s) to diagnose active Zika infection detection as well as evidence of prior Zika infection. The TPPs aim to […]

On 14 March 2016, children in Malawi look on amazed in the community demonstration of  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) flying in Lilongwe. The Ministry of Health and UNICEF launched the first 10km auto programmed flight in a trial to speed up the testing and diagnosis of HIV in infants.

Are UAVs the next game-changer in development?

By Pilar Lagos We’ve heard about drone use for delivering commerce faster. Take Amazon’s Prime Air, for instance. It’s a future delivery system which will allow the electronic commerce company to safely deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using UAVs. We are aware of their applications for […]