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Social technologies to save children from disease

Hanlin, R

December 2014

UNICEF State of the World’s Children report 2015

Rebecca Hanlin’s essay, “Social technologies to save children from disease” has been included in a new report launched on the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In her essay, Hanlin explores vaccines and the collaborations necessary to create them. She explains that vaccine-preventable diseases, such as polio, measles and tetanus kill hundreds of thousands of children under the age of five every year, and discusses the public-private partnerships that bring together public sector money and private sector expertise to enable greater research and more effective delivery mechanisms for a new generation of vaccines.

The State of the World’s Children report, Reimagine the future: Innovation for every child calls on governments, development professionals, businesses, activists and communities to tackle the most pressing problems facing children by working together to drive new ideas and find new ways to scale up the best and most promising local innovations.

The report itself is also innovative – it is a crowd-sourced compilation of some of the most cutting-edge innovations and an interactive platform that maps innovation in countries across the globe.

Read the State of the Worlds Children Report