Tag: WASH

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

By Sylvester Baffoe, M&E Officer, UNICEF Ghana Pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases are one of the major causes of death for children under five in Ghana. In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases. Handwashing with soap and water (HWWS) is a proven intervention […]

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 […]

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

Handwashing with Spider-Man? A new serious game to teach children essential hygiene practices

By Clemens Gros, M&E Specialist and Innovations Lead, UNICEF Ghana In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases (WHO 2015). Therefore, one year ago we set out to develop a serious game that could teach children in Ghana about the importance of handwashing.  Handwashing with water […]

Measuring success in WASH: the tea indicator

Measuring success in WASH: the tea indicator

By Eva Kaplan, Innovation Specialist, UNICEF Jordan When you think of UNICEF, you probably don’t think of water networks and wastewater treatment plants. But in emergency settings—like the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan—there are often large populations located in places with no water and waste infrastructure, and ensuring that people have […]

Lancement officiel d’EduTrac en République Centrafricaine (RCA)

Lancement officiel d’EduTrac en République Centrafricaine (RCA)

Cliquez ici pour lire l’article en anglais.  Le 9 Décembre 2015, la République Centrafricaine (RCA) a officiellement lancé EduTrac, un système de collecte de données sur les écoles à travers les SMS. EduTrac permettra au Ministère de l’Education une collecte rapide et régulière des données ponctuelles sur les écoles en complémentarité […]

TWO MILLION

TWO MILLION

By Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa “Did you know, there are more cellphones in the world than there are toilets?!” You’ve heard this before, maybe from a friend during lunch one day, as you compare your phones with one another. However, when you think about it, it’s more than just incredible – it’s […]

Innovating Alongside the End-user

Innovating Alongside the End-user

How can we make sure that new innovations are truly benefiting children? What is the point of great innovations if no one uses them in the end? Can we even call them innovations? These were few of the questions raised by university students from Uganda and Finland who started their […]