Tag: RapidPro

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 […]

October 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

October 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during October. Click away. Project Connect, in Partnership with UNICEF’s Office of Innovation, Launches First of Its Kind, Interactive Map Visualizing the Digital Divide in […]

Health workers harness real-time data to support Indonesia’s largest immunization campaign

Health workers harness real-time data to support Indonesia’s largest immunization campaign

By Tanya Accone @accone – Insights from a recent field mission at Bandung Barat District in West Java Province. Indonesia has the fourth highest number of underimmunized children in the world — 1.9 million. It also has a government determined to take action to improve immunization coverage. Together with UNICEF, […]

Job Opportunity: Senior Digital Manager, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Senior Digital Manager, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Senior Digital Manager, Office of Innovation Job Number: 508707 | Vacancy Link Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 11.5 Months Duty Station: Copenhagen Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P4) If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to […]

Children outside a flood affected school library in 2013. Cambodia is among one of the most disaster prone countries in the world
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New innovations protecting lives in flood-prone Cambodia

By James Happell, Technology for Development Manager – People in Need, Cambodia Seasonal flooding is a perpetual challenge for the people of Cambodia, a country consistently ranked as one of the most vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters. Floods in 2013 covered almost half the country and affected nearly 1.7 […]

Internship Opportunity: Innovation Mainstreaming Project

Internship Opportunity: Innovation Mainstreaming Project

Role: Innovation Mainstreaming Project Internship Duty Station: NYHQ Work Type: Internship Duration: 3 months – June – August (dates tbc) Organizational Context and Purpose UNICEF needs to be agile and adapt to the evolving challenges affecting all children — from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of […]

Job Opportunity: U-Report Coordination Specialist

Job Opportunity: U-Report Coordination Specialist

Role: U-Report Coordination Specialist, Office of Innovation Work Type : Consultancy Duration: 7 months with possibility of extension Duty Station: Remote Level: Individual contract (equivalent to L-2) If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization […]

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Olga Nasaazi Kayima

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Olga Nasaazi Kayima

Olga Nasaazi Kayima, RapidPro Community Manager, and Deployment Consultant Tell us a bit about your background. I am Ugandan and spent the first 9 years of my life in Kampala, Uganda. I was sent to the UK when I was 10 years old to live with my maternal aunt when […]