mHealth

Global mHealth Forum Confronted by Top Health Concerns from Citizens Living in the Global South

Global mHealth Forum Confronted by Top Health Concerns from Citizens Living in the Global South

By Laura Raney (Co-Founder – mHealth Working Group) and Sean Blaschke (UNICEF) Participants at the inaugural Global mHealth Forum, co-located with the mHealth Summit in DC, held during the week of December 8th in Washington DC, discussed a number of pressing public health opportunities, issues, and challenges – including emerging […]

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 […]

Job with UNICEF Innovation: RapidSMS Consultant, Burundi (Project KiraMAMA)

Do you find health development projects exciting and appealing? UNICEF Burundi is looking for an international consultant specialized in health and nutrition to support the technical RapidSMS team embedded in the Ministry of Health and HIV/AIDS. The consultant will be expected to manage distinct operations between technical partners, ministries and […]

RapidSMS

RapidSMS

RapidSMS is a toolset for rapidly building SMS (text message) services for data collection, streamlining complex workflows, and group coordination using basic mobile phones — and can present information on the internet as soon as it is received. RapidSMS was first developed by UNICEF Innovation in 2008 to strengthen data […]

Yes; It’s a good idea to get tested

Yes; It’s a good idea to get tested

Innovative demand creation for HIV testing and counseling using mobile phone SMS among young people in Lusaka and Chongwe districts through “Zambia UReport”  Apparently, trying to convince a young person in Zambia to voluntarily go and get tested for HIV can sometimes be a mathematical and/or scientific endeavor. That is […]