Tag: USAID

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 […]

 

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 […]

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 […]

Building Innovation Capability in UNICEF

Building Innovation Capability in UNICEF

By Harald Dean, Master student of Innovation studies at the University of Oslo Twitter: @haralddean     UNICEF’s Innovation Unit in New York works in mainstreaming the skills and competencies of innovation across the organization. In my qualitative case study, I examine the (possible) ripple effects of the unit’s work. […]

UNICEF develops critical Ebola data flow

UNICEF develops critical Ebola data flow

This article was originally published in The New Dawn on October 27, 2014 UNCEF Chris Fabian (l) and USAID’s Anthony Waddell (r) in talk with LTA commissioners A UNICEF initiative to establish real time data flow to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ebola health care centers throughout the country is […]