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The Sehat Appa programme delivers menstrual hygiene training to community health workers in marginalized communities and delivers accurate information to young girls and women in the community. The programme aims to reach more than 300,000 girls and women with knowledge to on building good habits. © UNICEF/Pakistan/2018

Design for girls, by girls. Period.

By Gloria Lihemo and Rosemary Arnott Solutions should always be grounded in the people who use them. This is the value of “human-centered design”, an approach UNICEF is using to complement traditional expert- and research-based thinking. By understanding the people who will use the solutions — their wants and needs — […]

Unicef & Arm: Working to Improve the Lives of Children in Cities

Unicef & Arm: Working to Improve the Lives of Children in Cities

The original story was published in radar sustainability Written By Matt Loose. View the original post here.  Arm, the semiconductor intellectual property supplier, and UNICEF have been working with technology since 2015 to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Their Wearables for Good Challenge aimed to demonstrate how wearable and sensor […]

In Conversation with Daniel Ouedraogo, Senior Youth Engagement Strategist, UNICEF Cote d’Ivoire

In Conversation with Daniel Ouedraogo, Senior Youth Engagement Strategist, UNICEF Cote d’Ivoire

Daniel Ouedraogo, Senior Youth Engagement Strategist from UNICEF Cote d’Ivoire, shares about their Cote d’Ivoire UNICEF office strategy and new approaches to working with youth. He also tells how U-Report and other UNICEF supported platforms have enabled local young people to raise their voice and take actions on issues they care about. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you could tell us about the current scenario in Cote d’Ivoire and […]

In action: AAC Cohort  startups working together to discuss the gaps and opportunities opportunities for collaboration to support the broader accessibility ecosystem. ©UNICEF/AriamMogos

Key Takeaways: UNICEF Innovation Fund Accessibility Cohort Gathering

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund goes beyond just offering seed funding to its companies. We connect them to UNICEF’s community of global experts and partners – and to each other, providing pathways to accelerate their solutions to market and connecting solutions to each other to build globally scalable platforms. On February 5-7, […]

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UNICEF Innovate: 2018 Davos Roundup

23-26 January , 2018 – UNICEF Innovation Futures Lead & WEF Global Future Council on Human Rights chair – Erica Kochi joins world leaders, industry experts, and changemakers at Davos 2018’s “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World” to discuss the opportunities and implications of  emerging technologies — and the responsibility […]

Nursing Officer Pauline Nalutaaya collects and sends the weekís public health data to the district headquarters at Butenga Health Centre IV, in Bukomansimbi District, via mTrac. Health workers are sending weekly health reports using the service, minimizing costs previously related to paper-based reporting.

In September 2013, an innovative government-led initiative known as mTrac is helping to improve the quality of health care and better save children's lives in Uganda. Launched by the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and other partners, mTrac uses basic mobile phones and Rapid SMS text messaging to monitor and track disease prevalence, drug stocks, health-service delivery and other health-related issues in real time, including in many of the countryís most remote areas. Currently, more than 10 million mobile phone users have the ability to engage with the Government in monitoring health services using the service. Digital innovations, including Ugandaís mTrac, are helping countries to reduce child mortality and support the global movement ëA Promise Renewedí. As of 12 September, 176 governments have signed the ëCommitting to Child Survival: A Promise Renewedí pledge, and thousands of civil society groups and private individuals have mobilized actions and resources in support of the goal of ending preventable child deaths within a generation. Uganda is among 15 low-income countries that have achieved reductions in under-five mortality of more than 100 deaths per 1,000 live births since 1990.

UNICEF looks to scale real time monitoring systems using open source technology to 110 countries by 2021.

By Raquel Wexler and Ye Wang UNICEF aims to scale up national real-time monitoring systems in 110 countries by 2021, starting with an initiative to support 11 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and East and South Africa regions through the scale up of RapidPro. US$3 million […]