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UNICEF calls on technology partners to provide access to data that can improve children’s lives.

On 17 July, 2016, UNICEF received an award for using innovation, data science, and real-time information to solve global goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 to improve the lives of people everywhere, by aiming to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, […]

Corrections and Emendations from Nethope

Corrections and Emendations from Nethope

Fredrik Winses, Director of Global Programs for Nethope, was kind enough to write back to my earlier blog post, correcting some specific wording that I had taken issue with.  I really appreciate this; it’s the type of constructive dialogue on which the internet, UNICEF’s Innovation work, and the open-source communities […]

Jessica Tribbe, a UNICEF Uganda Innovation Lab team member, projects a text book with the Mobistation, a portable technology platform which can be powered by solar, generator, or grid power. Seeta CU school, Mukono district, Uganda. 14-02-2014   PHOTO/ Michele Sibiloni.

6 UNICEF Innovations: From strengthening health systems in real-time to empowering youth to speak up

By UNICEF Innovation #uinnovate For us, innovation at UNICEF means doing something different that adds value. This also means that we need to be agile so we can  adapt to the evolving challenges affecting all children. At UNICEF, we use innovation to create solutions that strengthen our work in child […]

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Mobile Phones Saving Lives

Kedoya Utara is one of the poorer neighborhoods in Jakarta. Sitting between megamalls and skyscrapers, this area struggles with makeshift living conditions, polluted waterways and unreliable electricity. There is one subject of particular concern in Kedoya Utara – immunization rates among children are very low. This puts them at the […]

Tsinghua University and UNICEF Host Youth Innovation Forum to Inspire New Ideas for Disadvantaged Children Around the World

Tsinghua University and UNICEF Host Youth Innovation Forum to Inspire New Ideas for Disadvantaged Children Around the World

Original article posted on 19 October, 2015 on the Jakarta Post. To read the original article, click here.  BEIJING, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The inaugural Tsinghua-UNICEF Youth Innovation Forum ignited forward-looking conversations and helped build networks between young people from China and the global South as well as private sector […]

Remind MI agent Mildred Kawala records the birth of Lonar Hamuzala's newborn baby boy at the Nameebo Rural Health Centre in Zambia's Southern Province on October 18, 2011.

The volunteers, some of who are PMTCT lay counsellors, are trained to use SMS technology  known as Remind MI (Remind Mother and Infant) in delivering results and reminders to clients of the rural health centre. The system is confidential, the volunteer known as a Remind MI agent goes into the community to tell the client that they are needed at the clinic, the result is revealed by a healthcare worker at the clinic. While this system is effectively being used for the return of early infant diagnosis (EID) results for paediatric HIV/AIDS, it also used to remind about ante-natal visits, and post-natal vaccination routines.

Helping new moms get through 1,000 critical days: from pregnancy to her child’s second birthday

By Pilar Lagos Did you know that over 70 per cent of people in sub-Saharan Africa have access to a mobile phone, and the numbers keep growing? This is good news for many reasons. It enables UNICEF, as well as local governments, to engage with people, especially young people, in […]

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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 […]