Developing List of Potentially Relevant Innovations across 12 COVID-19 Categories
Innovations that may be ready to deploy, could be adapted for COVID-19 responses, or may inspire new much-needed solutions. TIP: Use the filters below to find specific innovations such as "COVID-19 Categories" for solutions in 1 of 12 categories or "COVID-19 Recognitions" for those identified for their COVID-19 efforts.
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        Ubongo: Edutainment Made in Africa, for AfricaUPDATED JUN 2020

        We leverage the power of entertainment, the reach of mass media and the deep insights of kid-centered design to bring fun, localized edutainment to millions of kids in Africa.
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        Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development, Basic Education, Education, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
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        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$3,197,094 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

        Bloom UPDATED JUN 2020

        Let's grow a library! The free Bloom easy book creation software is the only tool available for creating linguistically-correct decodable and leveled reading materials. Bloom enables local experts in all language communities to grow libraries. The Bloom Library now offers a growing collection of COVID-19 books available to be adapted and translated into new languages. https://bloomlibrary.org/COVID19
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        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Inclusion, Inclusive EducationSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia and 14 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Philippines, Nigeria, Nepal, Mozambique, Indonesia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Senegal, Ghana, MadagascarSEE LESS
        TO DATE$100,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        PowerChek 2019-nCov Real-Time PCR Kit by Kogenebiotech Co. LtdUPDATED JUN 2020

        PowerChek 2019-nCov Real-Time PCR Kit provides the fast and accurate testing solution for coronavirus, targeting the E gene for beta Coronavirus and the RdRp gene for COVID-19 specifically. KogeneBioteech is engaged with relevant organizations in Korea, to supply the test kits and offer additional respiratory viral detection solutions for diagnosis by exclusion.
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        Health, Technology
        Health, TechnologySEE LESS
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        South Korea
        South KoreaSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

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        Devio Early Childhood InstituteUPDATED JUN 2020

        Devio Early Childhood Institute provides innovative and capacity building training programs to upcoming and existing early childhood educators so they can support children's holistic development and learning, especially in their early years. Our work also combines advocacy and community outreach interventions that are helping to combat some systemic inequalities in global early childhood education. https://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/building-global-momentum-introduce-sign-language-early-childhood-education. Due to Covid-19, we are offering webinar and virtual training programs for preschool educators and parents.
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        Education, Education Policy & Finance, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Education Policy & Finance, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Education, Extracurricular or Out-of School Activities, Methods & Learning, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Social and Behavior Change, Soft or Life Skills, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
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        Ghana, Kenya
        Ghana, KenyaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP)UPDATED JUN 2020

        SWAP is member of the COVID 19 Rapid Reponse teams would like to scale up the training and distribution of essential supplies to health facilities and evacuation camps to protect health workers and mitigate the community transmission of COVID 19.
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        Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Non-communicable Diseases, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Non-communicable Diseases, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Entrepreneurship, HIV/AIDS, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD EducationSEE LESS
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        Kenya
        Prevention
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        DrivedeckUPDATED MAY 2020

        Motivational AT system teaching, assessing & rehabilitation of disabled children and vulnerable adults using the essential human need for autonomous movement to stimulate outcomes. Shared device teaching digital and mobility skills to the excluded.
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        Disability, Inclusive Education, Physical Development and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Disability, Inclusive Education, Physical Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Housing and Infrastructure, Inclusion, Mental Health, Social Development, Technology, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom
        Australia, Ireland, United KingdomSEE LESS
        Enabling Community and Connection
          

        SAIDIA! UPDATED MAY 2020

        An emergency response optimization system that enables ailing individuals from vulnerable and at-risk groups to reach out to emergency responders, and a platform for affected persons to share their needs.
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        Communication with Communities, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Response Technologies and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Communication with Communities, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Response Technologies, Digital Inclusion & ConnectivitySEE LESS
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        Kenya
        Emergency Communication
          

        Rocket HealthUPDATED MAY 2020

        Connecting People to Health services through Digital Solutions.
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        Health, Non-communicable Diseases, Primary Care and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Non-communicable Diseases, Primary Care, Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Treatment
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Needs Map - İhtiyaç HaritasıUPDATED MAY 2020

        Needs Map is an online platform, where people in need of something can connect with those who can help them around the country. It does map-based data matching and brings transparency and visualizes street level data in terms of need and support.
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        Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies, GIS/Mapping, Social ServicesSEE LESS
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        Turkey
        TurkeySEE LESS
        TO DATE$151,000 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Humanitarian Assistance
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Kisomo SmartlearnUPDATED MAY 2020

        An easy to use mobile & web app with more than 1000 curricula based, curated, interactive and local relevant multimedia learning content (Real-Life Videos, Animations & Audios) easily accessible to 12 Million secondary school learners in East Africa.
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        Inclusive Education, Secondary Education, Soft or Life Skills and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Inclusive Education, Secondary Education, Soft or Life Skills, Higher Education, Methods & LearningSEE LESS
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        Tanzania
        TanzaniaSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Bridge International AcademiesUPDATED MAY 2020

        Bridge@home is an integrated multi channel learning programme designed to ensure that millions of children can continue to learn while schools are closed. Based upon national curriculums' and using their clear and impactful instructional design principles, Bridge@home draws together a range of remote learning strategies; including interactive audio lessons; assessment platforms; daily learning guides, daily self study activity packs; digital storybooks and virtual classroom experience. This 360 degrees programmatic offering is being deployed at state wide scale by governments to ensure that students are not only receiving instruction but instruction that enables them to learn
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        Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Development and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Development, Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Kenya, India, Nigeria and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Kenya, India, Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia, ChinaSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        Highlight: Colored bleach additiveUPDATED MAY 2020

        Preventing infections and empowering health workers and patients with disinfection you can see
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        Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
        Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
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        United States, Guinea, Liberia
        United States, Guinea, LiberiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,701,342 Funds Raised
        Testing
          
        Treatment
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        HealthAlertUPDATED MAY 2020

        HealthAlert disseminates accurate, timeous information to the public via WhatsApp at population scale.
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        Communication with Communities, Health
        Communication with Communities, HealthSEE LESS
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        South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and 3 moreSEE ALL
        South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Mozambique, BangladeshSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          
        +1
          

        PATH Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (bCPAP) and Oxygen Blenders for NeonatesUPDATED MAY 2020

        The PATH Oxygen blenders and bubble continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) kit + Oxygen blenders is a low-cost, standalone, preassembled device for neonatal respiratory support
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        Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical Devices
        Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical DevicesSEE LESS
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        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$250,000 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          

        COVID-19 Expert HelpdeskUPDATED MAY 2020

        Our objective is to accelerate learning about strategies to combat COVID-19 and minimize its impact on society.
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        Communication with Communities, Health Systems, Public-Private Partnerships and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Communication with Communities, Health Systems, Public-Private Partnerships, Agriculture, Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Brazil, Colombia, China and 13 moreSEE ALL
        Brazil, Colombia, China, United States, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, India, France, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Tanzania, Switzerland, Spain, South Korea, SingaporeSEE LESS
        Prevention
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Benetech's Bookshare Initiative: Accessible digital library for people with reading barriersUPDATED MAY 2020

        Benetech's Bookshare platform is the world's largest accessible digital library for people with reading barriers such as visual impairment, dysylexia, or cerebral palsy.
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        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce Development
        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,108,995 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        CommonLitUPDATED MAY 2020

        CommonLit is a free online reading program that helps students develop basic reading comprehension and writing skills with more than 2,000 high-quality reading lessons in English and Spanish.
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        Education, Technology
        Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        United States, Mexico
        United States, MexicoSEE LESS
        Education
          

        BornFyne Mobile ApplicationUPDATED MAY 2020

        BornFyne means safe delivery. BornFyne connects pregnant women to their doctors especially during emergencies via a prenatal management system, empowers rural non literate women and communities in communicating health needs and make informed choices.
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        GIS/Mapping, Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and 10 moreSEE ALL
        GIS/Mapping, Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Digital Development, Economic Empowerment, Health Systems, Human Powered Transport, Literacy, Primary Care, Public-Private Partnerships, Solar, Technology, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
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        Cameroon
        CameroonSEE LESS
        TO DATE$75,000 Funds Raised
        Data
          

        CareMessageUPDATED MAY 2020

        Free text messaging for clinics serving low-income patients
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        Digital Development, Health
        Digital Development, HealthSEE LESS
        TO DATE$150,000 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

        Increasing access to fast and affordable home based primary health care services in AfricaUPDATED MAY 2020

        HealthCare Mobile is a platform that connects patients to Community Health Workers (CHWs) to provide home based primary care services via a USSD code
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        Entrepreneurship, Health Systems, Primary Care and 13 moreSEE ALL
        Entrepreneurship, Health Systems, Primary Care, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Gender Equity, Health, Health Systems, Human Centered Design, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Monitoring & Evaluation, Non-communicable Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination, School-to-Work Transition, Technology, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
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        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$25,000 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Treatment
          

        Face Masks by Hype and Vice UPDATED MAY 2020

        Non-medical face masks.
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        Prevention & Vaccination
        Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
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        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$150,000 Funds Raised
        Prevention
          
        Y Combinator
          

        Solar DxUPDATED MAY 2020

        Solar Dx - Solar Thermal Technology for Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnostics
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        Energy, Energy Efficiency, Health and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Energy, Energy Efficiency, Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Solar, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Bangladesh, India
        Bangladesh, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$150,000 Funds Raised
        Testing
          

        OneWorld HealthUPDATED MAY 2020

        We build healthcare facilities that provide a full scope of medical services and are designed to be affordable and accessible.
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        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Nicaragua
        Uganda, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        TotoquizUPDATED MAY 2020

        Totoquiz is a Web and Android application that enables pupils from Primary 1 to 7 in Uganda to revise online
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        Basic Education, Education, Testing & Assessment
        Basic Education, Education, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        RimidiUPDATED MAY 2020

        A VilCap Investments portfolio company, is a digital health startup that helps healthcare providers better manage patients with chronic diseases.
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        Data/Analytics, Health
        Data/Analytics, HealthSEE LESS
        Data
          
        Prevention
          
        Treatment
          
        +1
          

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