Tag: Ghana

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

By Sylvester Baffoe, M&E Officer, UNICEF Ghana Pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases are one of the major causes of death for children under five in Ghana. In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases. Handwashing with soap and water (HWWS) is a proven intervention […]

“I imagine Ghana” incubator programme – meet their 7 changemakers and where they are now

“I imagine Ghana” incubator programme – meet their 7 changemakers and where they are now

By Sylvester Baffoe, M&E Officer, UNICEF Ghana Challenges faced by children and their families have rapidly evolved due to urbanization, climate change, lack of employment opportunities, broken education systems, increased disparities, and digital divides. New problem-solving approaches are essential to address these challenges. In Ghana, as in many other countries, local […]

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

By Clemens Gros, M&E Specialist and Innovations Lead, UNICEF Ghana In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases (WHO 2015). Therefore, one year ago we set out to develop a serious game that could teach children in Ghana about the importance of handwashing.  Handwashing with water […]

‘Wash Wana Hands’ video clip screen capture. © UNICEF Ghana/2015/Neil Shaw

AGOO: Ghana’s interactive mobile platform to educate about Cholera, Ebola – and a catchy song!

By Fabrice Laurentin, Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist, UNICEF Ghana Ghana’s last cholera outbreak started in June 2014 and continued through 2015. More than 30,000 people were infected, 250 died. Cholera is spread through germs from feces of infected people that get into unprotected water sources, then through contaminated food […]

Solving BIG problems using little technology in Ghana

Solving BIG problems using little technology in Ghana

In January, the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in partnership with UNICEF Ghana launched the MEST-UNICEF Hackathon, a three-day product development competition to find new technologies to serve the hard-to-reach in Ghana. Participants tackled issues ranging from water supply tracking, to access to information, and sanitation. Over three days […]