ZAMBIA, 2011. Zgambo Bede Majiwaka, environmental health technologist and PMTCT provider at the Nameebo Rural Health Centre accesses SMS technology to receive the results of a early infant diagnosis test (EID) for pediatric HIV/AIDS in Zambia's Southern Province.  © UNICEF/ZAMA2011-0011/CHRISTINE NESBITT
ZAMBIA, 2011. Zgambo Bede Majiwaka, environmental health technologist and PMTCT provider at the Nameebo Rural Health Centre accesses SMS technology to receive the results of a early infant diagnosis test (EID) for pediatric HIV/AIDS in Zambia’s Southern Province. © UNICEF/ZAMA2011-0011/CHRISTINE NESBITT

The Zambian press has noticed the birth of our newest Innovation Lab.

The Post Zambia:

UNICEF has selected its country office in Zambia as its latest Innovation Laboratory, the 15th to be opened by the United Nations worldwide.

“We are now one of 15 UNICEF country offices in the world to have an Innovation Laboratory,” said UNICEF Zambia Representative Dr. Hamid El-Bashir in a statement this morning. “This a tribute to our great staff…”

Times of Zambia:

THE United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has included its country office in Zambia among the 15 innovation laboratory centres that the agency has opened worldwide.

Mr El-Bashir said UNICEF was committed to ensuring that the laboratory was open to children and youths who wanted to develop and test their ideas to produce results that would help Zambia achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Co-leader of the UNICEF innovation unit at the organisation’s headquarters in New York, Chris Fabian said the Zambian team had a task of scaling open-source technologies and practices that strengthen UNICEF’s work.

“Over the past three months, we have been tracking UNICEF’s innovation activities and so far, we have recorded more than 230 programmes, including Zambia’s Mwana and U-Report initiatives,” he said.

Read the full coverage on The Post Zambia here

You can read the full article on Times of Zambia here

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