Health technologies help us deliver safe, timely and effective care for children and mothers.
The healthcare needs of children and mothers around the world are wide in range and demanding in terms of solutions. To prevent, diagnose and treat diseases that threaten children’s lives, health technologies must solve problems such as:
- Providing accurate, rapid diagnoses of health threats like malaria and HIV that enable timely, appropriate treatment that can save lives.
- Providing protection for children and their families against mosquito-borne diseases.
- Keeping vaccines at the right temperatures to maintain their potency as they travel thousands of kilometres from manufacturers to children.
- Safely administering vaccines to children without injuries or infections.
UNICEF collaborates with partners and industry to supply health technologies that work for children.
These are the primary focus areas where UNICEF procures supplies and influences product innovations:
Diagnostics and malaria prevention
Diagnostic tests for malaria, HIV, hepatitis, syphilis and more, as well as clinical laboratory supplies and long-lasting insecticidal nets (bed nets).
Safe injection devices, waste management systems, hospital and medical equipment, disability and assistive technologies, and emergency health kits.
Cold chain equipment
These health solutions are critical in preventing, detecting and accurately diagnosing health threats that take millions of lives every year. They also enable health workers to safely deliver quality care in a timely manner for children and mothers.
Explore specifications and indicative prices of more than 2,000 products procured by UNICEF.
Technical requirements for medical devices
UNICEF's requirements for medical devices suppliers and products.
Target Product Profile: Zika Diagnostic Tests
Two target product profiles for the development of efficient and accurate diagnostics for active infections and evidence of prior infection with ZIKV.
Malaria rapid diagnostic tests market and supply update
A note on different tests available as well as testing and quality assurance programmes, supply and demand through UNICEF.
Long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) price data
A retrospective of prices awarded for long-lasting insecticidal nets, used in the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases.
Resuscitation devices market and supply update
Information about the products’ availability and demand and efforts by UNICEF and partners to increase supply and ensure a sustainable market.