As it currently stands the mHealth (mobile phones for health) field is fairly fragmented. The term “thousand flowers bloom” is a commonly coined phrase at this point. This is a far leap from where we were not too long ago--Where conference goers and thought leaders in the mHealth community were advocating on the power of mobile technology as a global health solution. READ MORE
Welcome to the first October edition of In Case You Missed It. Although the days are getting shorter, we’re working just as hard to help the United Nations solve our greatest global challenges. Here are some highlights of what we’ve been reading. What about you? Let us know below. READ MORE
Welcome to the first September edition of In Case You Missed It. Between the start of the school year, the return of football and getting through the daily to-do list, it can be a busy time of year. Here’s a quick rundown of news you may have missed. READ MORE
In my home country of Liberia, the social and cultural impact on adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health is devastating. Girls face many issues when it comes to their sexual reproductive health and rights, including social isolation, lack of education, traditional practices, economic disparities, violence and issues of confidentiality and stigmatization. READ MORE
Kim Saylor, Vice President for Walmart Energy, recently traveled to Uganda and Kenya to see solar power in action improving the lives of those who have lived for too long without access to modern energy services. In the piece below, she describes her experience seeing families – and in particular children - benefiting from the educational, health and safety improvements that these lights offer to families in developing countries, and how businesses and non-profits are working together to provide these solutions to the families who need them the most. READ MORE
Something you might know: The UN and partner organizations work to ensure the health and wellbeing of millions of children around the world.
Something else you might not know: These toddlers and children are really, really cute! READ MORE