Tag: RapidSMS

 

USAID mHealth compendium features mHealth that scales

Produced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and published on May 2016, the full publication can be viewed in the mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale. To read the full publication, click here. Due to the rapid growth in access to mobile phones and networks, opportunities […]

Nutritional Surveillance – Malawi

Nutritional Surveillance – Malawi

Originally posted on http://www.rapidsms.org in 2013.  UNICEF Malawi deployed RapidSMS to address serious constraints within the national Integrated Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance (INFSS) System, which was facing slow data transmission, incomplete and poor quality data sets, high operational costs and low levels of stakeholder ownership. Health workers now enter a […]

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Uganda’s ICT Innovations are now replicable

Originally published on 27 May 2015, on The East Africa Public Health Laboratory Network (EAPHLN) website. To read the original article, click here.  Article By Sean Blaschke and Thomas Alinaitwe The recent Ebola Outbreak in West Africa was a wake-up call for many governments in Sub-Saharan Africa. In many instances, […]

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak

The article was originally published on Bloomberg on October 23, 2014 by Chris Strohm Aid workers in Liberia tried out a new tool this week to contain the world’s worst Ebola outbreak: the text message. Using technology that can target mobile phones in a specific area, workers with the United […]

The Relativity of Innovation

The Relativity of Innovation

Everything is relative. That is the one lesson I always keep in mind in my life as an ICT for development practitioner. Coming from the hyper-concentrated technology world of New York City, it’s sometimes hard to remember the diversity of technological innovation sweeping through the African continent. As it turns […]

RapidPro: Answering your questions

RapidPro: Answering your questions

Stemming from the core of our principles for innovation and technology in development, our vision at UNICEF Innovation has been to have a common platform powered by a free & open source software for running mobile services in international development. This is why we are excited about RapidPro. In September […]

Small messages, big changes: UNICEF launches RapidPro

Small messages, big changes: UNICEF launches RapidPro

Today, UNICEF’s global innovation team is launching RapidPro: An open-source app store for international development. The article below explains why we’re pulling together award winning applications like U-report, Project Mwana, RapidFTR and more into one easy-to-understand bundle – ready for governments, large organizations, and others, to deploy anywhere in the […]

Breakthrough Innovations Transform Lives and Enhance Communities | Media Planet

Original article: Breakthrough Innovations Transform Lives and Enhance Communities By Rajesh Anandan, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and UNICEF Ventures Published on Media Planet on June 30, 2014 Access to technology is revolutionizing our lives, health and world. Driverless cars to take us to work. Delivery drones to drop off our groceries. Heads-up […]

Can Innovation Labs for Reducing Poverty Embrace Failure? | OZY

From: Can Innovation Labs for Reducing Poverty Embrace Failure? By Pooja Bhatia Originally published in Ozy on June 14, 2014. Tech and startup principles aren’t just for struggling business anymore — nowadays they’re popping up at poverty-reduction outfits, too. Incubators, design hubs and entities with similarly avant-garde-y names have lately […]