Tag: Pneumonia

Job Opportunity: ARIDA Study Coordinator

Job Opportunity: ARIDA Study Coordinator

Role: ARIDA Study Coordinator Location: UNICEF Nepal Country Office, Kathmandu Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 6 months, full-time Start Date: May 2017 Reporting to: Project Officer, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen + Health Specialist, UNICEF Nepal BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death among children under 5 years of age globally. Many pneumonia deaths […]

Mujeres contra la neumonía

Mujeres contra la neumonía

The original story was published in La Vanguardia on 08 January 2017. Written by Ana Macpherson. View the original article here. Unicef ensaya en Nepal un plan para frenar drásticamente la primera causa de muerte de sus niños y se vale de una red de voluntarias en quienes las madres confían Una, […]

Rethinking The Packaging Of Amoxicillin- Worldwide

Rethinking The Packaging Of Amoxicillin- Worldwide

Pneumonia is the leading cause of under-five child mortality globally, accounting for an estimated 1.1 million child deaths each year (WHO, 2013). UNICEF’s innovation project sought to investigate how Amoxicillin could be packaged to match the recommended course of treatment and thus, simplify the administration of the antibiotics to children. […]

Battling Diarrhoea: Repackaging ORS & Zinc

Battling Diarrhoea: Repackaging ORS & Zinc

After pneumonia, diarrhoea is the second biggest cause of deaths of children under five years old, responsible for 15 per cent of child deaths in low income countries in 2008 (World Health Organization, 2012). Diarrhoea accounts for nearly 760,000 deaths per year and only one third of children with diarrheal diseases […]

Can Innovation Help Stop Children Dying From Pneumonia?

Can Innovation Help Stop Children Dying From Pneumonia?

Originally published in blogs.unicef.org on 12 November, 2014 by KRISTOFFER GANDRUP-MARINO, Chief of Innovation at UNICEF’s Supply Division . Pneumonia is the world’s number one cause of preventable death among children under five years old. Every year, pneumonia kills nearly one million children – more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. What […]

Can innovation help stop children dying from pneumonia?

Can innovation help stop children dying from pneumonia?

Originally published in blogs.unicef.org on 12 November, 2014 by KRISTOFFER GANDRUP-MARINO, Chief of Innovation at UNICEF’s Supply Division . Pneumonia is the world’s number one cause of preventable death among children under five years old. Every year, pneumonia kills nearly one million children – more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. What […]

RFI: INNOVATION FOR PNEUMONIA DIAGNOSIS

RFI: INNOVATION FOR PNEUMONIA DIAGNOSIS

UNICEF innovation needs your help to identify technologies that can support the diagnosis of pneumonia in low-resource settings. Together with its partners, UNICEF Supply Division has identified the need for an improved tool to support community health workers (CHWs) with the diagnosis of pneumonia of children under five years of […]