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UNICEF Innovation Fund to Invest in Open Source Technology Start-Ups


On Monday, mHealthWatch learned that UNICEF has begun inviting technology start-ups developing solutions with the potential to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children to apply for funding from its recently launched Innovation Fund.

“The purpose of the UNICEF Innovation Fund is to invest in open source technologies for children,” Christopher Fabian, UNICEF Innovation Co-Lead, is quoted in a news release from the organization. “We’ll be identifying opportunities from countries around the world including some that may not see a lot of capital investment in technology start-ups. We are hoping to identify communities of problem-solvers and help them develop simple solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing children.”
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UNICEF Taking Technology Seriously to Improve Humanitarian Efforts


UNICEF Taking Technology Seriously to Improve Humanitarian EffortsWith the technological advances that continue to improve communication, even in remote areas of the world, many nonprofit organizations are finding new and improved ways of drawing attention to and assisting those most in need.

UNICEF is one such organization with a team dedicated to such efforts.

According to a new report from Forbes, in a recent interview with UNICEF’s co-leader of Tech Innovation Erica Kochi, a discussion unfolded about how technology can be used to improve humanitarian efforts.

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Marketing Lessons from Pampers Partnership with Unicef


Marketing Lessons from Pampers Partnership with UnicefSince it was founded in 2006, the partnership between Pampers and UNICEF to increase awareness for tetanus vaccines for newborns has increased considerably.

Nada Dugas, the communications director of baby care for the company, was interviewed recently by Adweek magazine about how the program, which has delivered over 300 million vaccines so far, has grown to include video and social sharing in order to deliver even more. Below are some excerpts from that interview.

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Big Data, Analytics Improving Health and Communications in the Developing World


Big Data, Analytics Improving Health and Communications in the Developing WorldSMS is changing life as we know it across the African continent.

IBM and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have just announced a collaboration with UNICEF Uganda on something called “U-report.”

U-Report is a free SMS-based reporting tool that allows Ugandan youth to communicate with their government and community leaders using their cell phones.

According to details shared in a press release, more than 240,000 young adults in Uganda have joined the program to date. UNICEF now receives an average of 170,000 text messages per month. Approximately 20,000 of these are unsolicited messages and initial analysis suggested that seven percent of these require immediate action from community leaders or the government.
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