Tag: product innovation

Ana, 11, bathing using tap water in Lawaki village, Tailevu Province.

Can we know if water is safe in real time?

The original story was published in Medium on 05 December 2016. Written by John Feighery. View the original article here. Can we know if water is safe in real time? UNICEF and the world’s water experts take on the challenge Everyone who works in the water sector would love to have a quick […]

Colour-coded Labels Improve UNICEF’s Supply Response

Colour-coded Labels Improve UNICEF’s Supply Response

UNICEF has supplied tents, tarpaulins, hygiene kits, medical kits, plastic buckets, school-in-a-box, health kits, and Early Childhood Development kits to affected populations in the 14 districts most affected by the two Nepal Earthquakes which occurred on 25 April and 12 May 2016. UNICEF has distributed over 500 metric tons of […]

o	Jonathan Howard-Brand, Supply Specialist (Innovation), UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Jonathan Howard-Brand

Tell us a bit about your background.  I am a product designer by trade, but more of an engineer who knows how things works rather than make them look pretty. E.g. I have designed machinery that flavours Pringle chips, shred cheese or release fire doors when there is a fire. […]

Community health volunteer Mariam Diarra uses a device to time the breathing of eight-month-old Gimbala Keita, who suffers from pneumonia, during a home visit in the village of Kabe, Mali on Monday August 30, 2010.

All aboard: A mission to Addis Ababa to align stakeholders in the process of improving a diagnostic aid for pneumonia

By: Jonathan Howard Brand With the challenges children face evolving at a faster rate, UNICEF continues to use innovation to improve UNICEF programmes, integrate technologies and develop effective life-saving tools and products.  The biggest challenges that face the world are not solved by one organization or one group of people […]

Clean water test.
Schoolgirl doing a strip test to check water quality - this requires multiple, complicated steps.

Innovations for water quality monitoring

Everyone has the right to safe and affordable water for personal and domestic use. However, there are still over 1.8 billion people globally who are exposed to unsafe drinking water sources. Drinking contaminated water with faecal bacteria can lead to preventable deaths. In response to this situation, world leaders adopted […]

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 […]