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Designing for Children

Introducing Human Centered Design into policy-making in Nicaragua “Boring…” That was my first reaction after spending the night at a ‘casa materna’ in rural Nicaragua. There wasn’t much for the other women – who had come to access the regional capital’s superior maternal health services – to do. There was […]

New RapidSMS Website launched

The RapidSMS community just launched a new RapidSMS.org website. This website offers many new features over the previous website, including: Individual/Organization user accounts – You can create an account for your organization or as an individual (via GitHub too!) User contributed projects – submit your project and list it among […]

DRadio Wissen podcast on UNICEF Innovation

German radio DRadio Wissen published a podcast on the new UNICEF Innovation unit highlighting the use of text messages in Developing Countries, to perform critical tasks relating to Nutrition, Newborn Health, and Health. Podcast in German http://www.dradiowissen.de/handy-sms-rettet-die-welt.36.de.html?dram:article_id=249080

Open Source “Mobi-Station” Research Collaboration

UNICEF Uganda is developing and deploying open source “Mobi-Station” prototypes in Uganda starting Q3 and Q4 2013, as part of its portfolio to enhance the outcome of universal primary education in Uganda. (In a previous blog post, we briefly outlined the “Mobi-Station (Digital School in a Box)” initiative: http://unicefstories.org/2013/06/27/upgrading-digital-school-in-a-box-mobi-case/) The innovation […]

mHealth innovations as health system strengthening tools: 12 common applications and a visual framework

mHealth innovations as health system strengthening tools: 12 common applications and a visual framework

UNICEF, WHO, Johns Hopkins University and frog publish mHealth framework in Journal of Global Health: Science and Practice. This ‘Technical Concept’ provides a new framework lays out 12 common mHealth applications used as health systems strengthening innovations across the continuum of care. A SHARED FRAMEWORK TO EXPLAIN MHEALTH INNOVATIONS The absence of […]