19 July 2023

5 innovations helping children in South Asia stay healthy

The last few years in South Asia have brought countless challenges for children. But they’ve also given us opportunities to do things differently to improve the health of children and their families.   One area where innovation has flourished is childhood vaccinations.   During the COVID-19 pandemic, disruptions to healthcare services for children…, Solar power helps safely deliver vaccines to children in the most remote areas of Nepal, a view of solar panels set up on the roof of the District Health Office in Doti District in Nepal's far west a view of solar panels set up on the roof of the District Health Office in Doti District in Nepal's far west, Solar panels on the roof of the District Health Office in Doti, Nepal's far west., UNICEF/UN0707447/Laxmi-Prasad-Ngakhusi Staff at the Health Office open a solar driven vaccine refrigerator. Staff at the Health Office open a solar driven vaccine refrigerator., Staff at the Health Office open a solar driven vaccine refrigerator., UNICEF/UN0707435/Laxmi-Prasad-Ngakhusi Health worker Basanta Malla travels cross country with a vaccine carrier Health worker Basanta Malla travels cross country with a vaccine carrier, Health worker Basanta Malla travels cross country with a vaccine carrier packed with ice and vaccines for children in remote areas., UNICEF/UN0685534/Prasad Ngakhusi Health worker Basanta Malla travels cross country with a vaccine carrier Health worker Basanta Malla travels cross country with a vaccine carrier, Health worker Basanta Malla travels cross country with a vaccine carrier packed with ice and vaccines for children in remote areas., UNICEF & U.S. CDC/UN0666567/Ngakhusi a view of solar panels set up on the roof of the District Health Office in Doti District in Nepal's far west Staff at the Health Office open a solar driven vaccine refrigerator. Health worker Basanta Malla travels cross country with a vaccine carrier Health worker Basanta Malla travels cross country with a…, New mobile applications help health workers in Bangladesh protect over 36 million children against Measles and Rubella, Dr Md Muniruzzaman adds vaccination data to the e-tracker app. Dr Md Muniruzzaman adds vaccination data to the e-tracker app., Dr Md Muniruzzaman adds vaccination data to the e-tracker app., UNICEF/UN0472749/Satu Zihad (9) gets his Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine. Zihad (9) gets his Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine., Zihad (9) gets his Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine., UNICEF/UN0472703/Satu Two-and-half-year-old, Alif Hossain with his mum and vaccination card after getting his Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine. Two-and-half-year-old, Alif Hossain with his mum and vaccination card after getting his Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine., Two-and-half-year-old, Alif Hossain with his mum and vaccination card after getting his Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine., UNICEF/UN0472701/Satu Dr Md Muniruzzaman adds vaccination data to the e-tracker app. Zihad (9) gets his Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine. Two-and-half-year-old, Alif Hossain with his mum and vaccination card after getting his Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine. Measles and Rubella are highly contagious diseases that can devastate the lives of children and…, Health workers bring healthcare to families struggling in Sri Lanka, Health workers in Sri Lanka visit a family at home and see a family at an outreach clinic. Health workers in Sri Lanka visit a family at home and see a family at an outreach clinic., Health workers in Sri Lanka visit a family at home and see a family at an outreach clinic., UNICEF/UN0670390/Weerasinghe Health workers in Sri Lanka visit a family at home and see a family at an outreach clinic. Health workers in Sri Lanka visit a family at home and see a family at an outreach clinic., Health workers in Sri Lanka visit a family at home and see a family at an outreach clinic., UNICEF/Sri Lanka Health workers in Sri Lanka visit a family at home and see a family at an outreach clinic. Health workers in Sri Lanka visit a family at home and see a family at an outreach clinic. Children and their families in Sri Lanka are facing crises not of their making.   The COVID-19 pandemic was followed by a devastating economic…, Creating places for all vulnerable children’s health needs in Pakistan, Entrance of Jannat Gul Hospital in Gujro Entrance of Jannat Gul Hospital in Gujro, Entrance of Jannat Gul Hospital in Gujro., UNICEF/UN0756314/Bukhari Dr. Quratulain Janjua (right) examines a 4-year-old boy while a polio worker (second from left) talks to his mother about the family’s health. Dr. Quratulain Janjua (right) examines a 4-year-old boy while a polio worker (second from left) talks to his mother about the family’s health., Dr. Quratulain Janjua (right) examines a 4-year-old boy while a polio worker (second from left) talks to his mother about the family’s health., UNICEF/UN0756305/Bukhari A mother and her child in the waiting room at the Jannat Gul Hospital in Gujro A mother and her child in the waiting room at the Jannat Gul Hospital in Gujro, A mother and her child in the waiting room at the Jannat Gul Hospital in Gujro., UNICEF/UN0756315/Bukhari A mother registers the birth of her child at the Jannat Gul Hospital in Gujro A mother registers the birth of her child at the Jannat Gul Hospital in Gujro, A mother registers the birth of her child at the Jannat Gul Hospital in Gujro., UNICEF/UN0756309/Bukhari Entrance of Jannat Gul Hospital in Gujro Dr. Quratulain Janjua (right) examines a 4-year-old boy while a polio worker (second from left) talks to his mother about the family’s health. A mother and her child in the waiting room at the Jannat Gul Hospital in Gujro A mother registers the birth of her child at the Jannat Gul…, Building trust to reach zero-dose children across India, 9-month-old Mehar waits with her Mum to get the Measles-Rubella vaccine in Aurangabad. 9-month-old Mehar waits with her Mum to get the Measles-Rubella vaccine in Aurangabad., 9-month-old Mehar waits with her Mum to get the Measles-Rubella vaccine in Aurangabad., UNICEF/U.S. CDC/ UN0735361/ Anita Khemka Health worker Rekha Dhondkar prepares to give a dose of Measles-Rubella vaccine to 12-month-old Arman after going door-to-door in Mesarwadi, Aurangabad Health worker Rekha Dhondkar prepares to give a dose of Measles-Rubella vaccine to 12-month-old Arman after going door-to-door in Mesarwadi, Aurangabad, Health worker Rekha Dhondkar prepares to give a dose of Measles-Rubella vaccine to 12-month-old Arman after going door-to-door in Mesarwadi, Aurangabad., UNICEF/U.S. CDC/UN0735397/Anita Khemka Awareness posters and paintings on the importance of childhood vaccination at the Shivaji Nagar Health Centre in Mumbai Awareness posters and paintings on the importance of childhood vaccination at the Shivaji Nagar Health Centre in Mumbai, Awareness posters and paintings on the importance of childhood vaccination at the Shivaji Nagar Health Centre in Mumbai., UNICEF/U.S. CDC/UN0734572/Anita Khemka 9-month-old Mehar waits with her Mum to get the Measles-Rubella vaccine in Aurangabad. Health worker Rekha Dhondkar prepares to give a dose of Measles-Rubella vaccine to 12-month-old Arman after going door-to-door in Mesarwadi, Aurangabad Awareness posters and paintings on the importance of childhood…