Tag: Rwanda

On 14 March 2016, children in Malawi look on amazed in the community demonstration of  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) flying in Lilongwe. The Ministry of Health and UNICEF launched the first 10km auto programmed flight in a trial to speed up the testing and diagnosis of HIV in infants.

Are UAVs the next game-changer in development?

By Pilar Lagos We’ve heard about drone use for delivering commerce faster. Take Amazon’s Prime Air, for instance. It’s a future delivery system which will allow the electronic commerce company to safely deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using UAVs. We are aware of their applications for […]

1000 Days: A mHealth Product Overview

1000 Days: A mHealth Product Overview

Leveraging RapidSMS to Support Health, Nutrition and the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the Last Mile Product Overview With the launch of the global Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative, UNICEF is developing a mobile service product to support essential interventions in the 1000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and […]

The Open Source mHealth Software Landscape

Ahead of next week’s mHealth workshop in Rwanda, I’ve been familiarizing myself with some of the key platforms and tools that will be represented there. These include a variety of frameworks, server-side tools and mobile applications commonly used to supply mHealth solutions in developing countries. Ultimately, most countries implement a […]

Visualizing the Future of mHealth

Visualizing the Future of mHealth

One of the projects I’ve been working on with the Tech Innovation Unit is in defining and communicating their vision for scaling mHealth projects (healthcare supported by mobile devices). Over the last number of years, UNICEF and their partners have seen how mobile technologies can be used to overcome a […]

Technology for Development

Over the next several weeks we will be using this blog to tell the stories of Technology for Development efforts happening in UNICEF country offices – as a complement to internal discussions, we will post links and resources on this site as a way to share some past successes and […]