In over-crowded Ugandan refugee camps, without telephones or even electricity, Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) reconnects families and offers a peace of mind in the midst of a difficult situation. TSF's Oisin Walton reports from the field. Learn more about other initiatives of the Technology Partnership.
The statistics are staggering: Millions of children under the age of 5 die each year from preventable diseases, including malaria, measles and polio. A solution exists: integrated health campaigns. These campaigns provide multiple health interventions on a large scale. The UN Foundation works to raise awareness and resources to deliver vaccines and other preventive interventions around the world.
Measles is one of the leading killers of children worldwide. An estimated 540 children die each day from the disease. There is a solution. Measles is easily preventable with a safe and effective vaccine. It costs less than $1 to vaccinate a child. You can help. Together, this is a problem we can solve.
Reacting to the 6.5 earthquake in Pakistan, Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) deployed a team of emergency telecommunications specialists on 29 October 2008. During its 15-day humanitarian calling operation, TSF offered more than 500 calls so that those affected could give news to their family and ask for help. TSF also set up an emergency communications center providing internet and phone access for other relief groups working in the remote Balcohistan province. The United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership supported this mission through its Emergency Communications for Disaster Relief program.
The UN Foundation is working with the UN and private partners to advance leading health campaigns aimed at decreasing child mortality. Our efforts have saved millions of lives. Watch Dr. Steve Cochi's interview and visit our site to learn how you can help.