Tag: open source

UNICEF announces funding for AI, Data Science, and VR startups to help solve the world’s biggest problems.

UNICEF announces funding for AI, Data Science, and VR startups to help solve the world’s biggest problems.

Venture Round (April 2018) — UNICEF Innovation Fund welcomes 6 new tech startups developing open source frontier technology solutions to improve children’s lives. Located in developing markets across the globe, these startups will be joining the Fund’s tech-focused cohorts working on products and services that integrate technologies in artificial intelligence, […]

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 […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: IDEASIS

UNICEF Innovation Fund: IDEASIS

On 08 Dec 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – IDEASIS is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to improve […]

UNICEF INNOVATION FUND: RedCrow

UNICEF INNOVATION FUND: RedCrow

On 08 Dec 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – RedCrow is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to improve children’s lives. […]

UNICEF INNOVATION FUND: Autonomous Systems Research

UNICEF INNOVATION FUND: Autonomous Systems Research

On 08 Dec 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – Autonomous Systems Research is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to […]

UNICEF INNOVATION FUND: CIREHA – AAC Portfolio

UNICEF INNOVATION FUND: CIREHA – AAC Portfolio

On 08 Dec 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – CIREHA is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to improve children’s lives. […]