|AtmaGo - Creating a culture of resilience and empowerment through neighbors helping neighbors during COVID-19.||August 18, 2020||The AtmaGo app was created to empower communities that are disproportionately affected by disasters and humanitarian crises. During COVID-19, Users are able to track cases of COVID-19, share government regulations, and stop the spread of misinformation. The goal of AtmaGo is to save lives from COVID-19 by developing community-centered communication for behavior change in order to provide sufficient health infrastructure and knowledge to vulnerable communities. This app is currently in Indonesia and Puerto Rico and expected to expand to Vietnam. Users in Yogyakarta, Indonesia created a Task Force that uses AtmaGo to amplify information, schedule events, and recruit volunteers to help slow the spread of the pandemic in their local community. They most recently partnered with Upwork to receive the Work Together Grant and were featured on the Amazon Web Services Public Sector Blog as an organization building an application that delivers lifesaving information when communities need it most.|
|Audiopedia - Audiopedia is a free resource of localized expert audio contents about health, nutrition, child care, family planning, agriculture and much more.||August 18, 2020|
Audiopedia aims to provide health education and life skills to every rural woman in the world. It is a resource of expert audio contents about health, nutrition, child care, family planning, agriculture, and more. Audiopedia is a freely accessible, solar-powered player that works with both smart and feature phones. Educating marginalized women using audio has been viewed as a feasible endeavor that yields excellent results, as shown in their successful pilot projects in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Nicaragua and the Congo.
|COVID-19 Expert Helpdesk - Our objective is to accelerate learning about strategies to combat COVID-19 and minimize its impact on society by providing access to world-class experts.||August 18, 2020|
The COVID-19 Expert Helpdesk enables decision-makers across the globe to tap into expertise from qualified professionals on any topic related to the pandemic response, anywhere in the world, within hours. The panel of experts are rapidly expanding and includes leaders in the fields of global health, epidemiology, crisis management, and risk communication. These global experts provide consultation regarding COVID-10 risk assessment, risk communication, and risk adaptation. The goal is to make the Helpdesk available to any organization that needs assistance in responding to COVID-19 at the lowest possible cost.
|GAIA Mobile Health Clinics - GAIA's mobile clinics provide access to critical healthcare at the far end of the road in rural Southern Africa and build the capacity of the local healthcare systems.||August 18, 2020|
GAIA’s COVID-19 response is centered in Malawi, as high rates of poverty, HIV infection, and population density leaves this region vulnerable to the coronavirus. A majority of the Malawian population could become infected with COVID-19 over the next year, and a significant portion of people could die directly from the virus. Malawi’s fragile healthcare system is simply not capable of handling an epidemic of this magnitude. With support from the Clara Lionel Foundation and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, GAIA’s Community-Based HIV Testing Services is working with mobile clinics to manage the anticipated spread of COVID-19 in the Mulanje and Phalombe districts of Malawi.
|Bridge International Academies - Bridge@home is an integrated multi channel learning programme designed to ensure that millions of children can continue to learn remotely while schools are closed.||August 18, 2020|
Bridge International’s Bridge@Home has provided remote learning tools, such as digital storybooks and measured learning outcomes in India, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Uganda. Each school plan is country-specific, based upon the specific national curriculum that reflects the content that children would be learning if they were in school. Each week, Bridge provides the following resources for each grade: a daily plan with goals, vocabulary, and activities for each core subject; a suggested digital storybook to read with each child; and a nightly homework assignment. To implement and maintain this support, Bridge partners with governments—local and national—to improve nurseries and primary schools and to work together to increase education quality, raise teaching capacity, and develop independent, confident and literate children.
|Beacon Emergency Dispatch Platform - A text message-based dispatching platform that provides reliable access to vulnerable populations in dire situations||June 17, 2020|
Beacon Dispatcher is a do-it-yourself computer-aided dispatch (CAD) platform that allows any organization to design, test, launch and be ready to scale their own emergency dispatching system in 30 minutes or less. As the Covid-19 pandemic shutters communities across the globe, many high-risk and vulnerable groups, like the elderly, disabled and housebound, are finding themselves without reliable access to essential goods like food and medications, putting them in potentially dire situations.
|Kolibri - Providing offline education and teacher support to at-home learners||June 17, 2020|
Kolibri by Learning Equality is an open-source educational platform designed to provide offline access to a curated and openly licensed content library with pedagogical support tools for use in low-resource and low-connectivity contexts. In response to COVID-19, Learning Equality has not so much changed products and services but rather reprioritized their content to provide resources to support parents, educators, and learners in light of the shift to distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also shared COVID-19 specific resources in their Kolibri Community COVID-19 Facebook Group and in the Kolibri Content Library. They have stories and examples in various countries such as:
|CareMother - Pregnancy CareApp now providing COVID-19 screening||June 17, 2020|
CareMother, an MIT Solve funded innovation, is an application that uses technology to provide pregnancy care for women in India, including those in the tribal region. CareMother pregnancy care App is now upgraded with COVID-19 screening combined with an AI-powered symptom assessment to identify mild and severe cases. In association with Ada Health Berlin, CareMother provides two product offerings to support the health system in India: (1) Web & App-based COVID-19 screening tool. (2) AI-powered online COVID-19 Assessment. These tools provide guidance on home care which alleviates unnecessary demand on medical professionals who can focus their care on those who need it most. This application has been validated and supported by global organizations and hospitals, including FOGSI, KEM Hospital, Sahyadri Hospitals, Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital, and Google, Cisco, MIT Solve, and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
|Highlight: Colored bleach additive - Protecting front-line workers from infection||June 17, 2020|
Highlight is the new standard of compliance, quality control, and safety for protecting the lives of health workers, patients, and the general public. It has various methods of disinfectant coverage, as it can be sprayed onto surfaces, used as wipes, or distributed as a powder. In response to COVID-19:
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Edtech solution finding ways to support teachers and students impacted by the pandemic in Cambodia and India
|May 21, 2020|
The 40K PLUS, a Google Impact Challenger and MIT Solver, is a technology platform with an end-to-end technology solution that can make educational material accessible and available offline to all learners through low-cost, android devices to support impacted students and teachers in India and Cambodia. During the pandemic:
|Benetech's Bookshare Initiative - Accessible digital library for people with reading barriers||May 21, 2020||Bookshare is an initiative that ensures that students with reading barriers are not left behind during school closures by providing ebooks for individuals with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers. This initiative allows users across the globe to customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading. Bookshare assists communities, schools, and families contending with COVID-19 by providing access to over 800,000 ebooks in easy-to-read formats such as in audio, text with karaoke-style highlighting, braille, or large font, and customized reading experiences to suit their individual learning style. In March, Bookshare saw over 14,000 new sign-ups, and their training webinars have seen high demand with 1000+ registrants for each session.|
|Dimagi - Provides free COVID-19 mobile/desktop apps for contract tracing, facility readiness & more||May 21, 2020|
Provides free COVID-19 mobile/desktop apps for contract tracing, facility readiness & more.
CommCare is an offline-first, open-source, mobile data collection and service delivery platform. Our platform is already the choice for the largest mobile health program in the world, while the Ogun state government in Nigeria and the CDC in California have already begun working with us during the COVID-19 outbreak.
|Health Alert & Noora Heatlh - Disseminating accurate, timely information to the public at scale||May 21, 2020||Disseminating accurate, timely information to the public at scale.|
The World Health Organization launched Praekelt.org's Health Alert globally which provides COVID-19 updates via WhatsApp and Facebook. In DRC Village Reach is working with the Communications Commission of the CNC to apply this solution.
HealthAlert was implemented in Bangladesh in partnership Noora Health, the Government of Bangladesh, WhatsApp and others so the people of Bangladesh can receive real-time, localized COVID-19 information. HealthAlert has been implemented in other countries and is also available to be implemented in additional countries.
|Village Reach - Provides timely and accurate health information to people in Mozambique||May 21, 2020||Provides timely and accurate health information to people in Mozambique.|
In Mozambique VillageReach and Viamo are collaborating to develop the messaging capability of existing Ministry of Health services, AloVida and Plataforma Educativa de Informação Sobre a Saúde (PENSA), which will also get linked with the Health Alert service. This is just one of Viamo's many partnerships delivering pre-recorded COVID-19 messages in 15+ countries.
|Sehat Kahani - Telehealth provider providing free consultations for 3 months from female doctors||May 21, 2020||Telehealth provider providing free consultations for 3 months from female doctors|
Sehat Kahani is a telehealth provider in Pakistan. In collaboration with the Prime Minister's Digital Pakistan initiative, Sehat Kahani is providing free consultations for 3 months connecting any patient who is in need of advice, counseling, and education on COVID-19 to qualified licensed female doctors 24/7.
|Maya - A platform providing key COVID-19 info via private messaging & more||May 21, 2020||A platform providing key COVID-19 info via private messaging & more|
Maya is a knowledge sharing/messaging platform available on Android, Web, and Free Basics. In order to meet the increased demand for COVID-19, Maya has developed new platforms (e.g. a hotline that received 2000 calls in its first month) and strengthened existing ones (e.g. the chatbots responded to 40,000+ users in April 2020). Among other countries, it is implemented in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
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