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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        Sehat Kahani UPDATED JUN 2020

        Sehat Kahani uses a virtual telemedicine and video consultation platform that allows previously home based and out of work female doctors, popularly known as “doctor Brides” in Pakistan to resume work from the comfort of their homes and provide health consultations, treatment and counselling to patients in need of affordable, accessible, quality health care in Pakistan and beyond.
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        Health Systems
        Health SystemsSEE LESS
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        Pakistan
        PakistanSEE LESS
        TO DATE$361,292 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Prevention
          
        Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
          
        +1
          

        VanuUPDATED JUN 2020

        Vanu, Inc. is a provider of mobile communications solution that allows mobile network operators to provide service in rural areas or places that lack coverage in Africa, Asia, the U.S. and globally.
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        Communication with Communities, Digital Development, Technology and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Communication with Communities, Digital Development, Technology, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Growth and Trade, Inclusive EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ghana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Canada and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ghana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Canada, Cameroon, Netherlands, Madagascar, India, United States, RwandaSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          

        Maya: Your digital health assistantUPDATED JUN 2020

        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 and strengthened existing ones.
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        Digital Development, Health
        Digital Development, HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and 1 moreSEE ALL
        United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, PakistanSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Treatment
          
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        Beacon Emergency Dispatch PlatformUPDATED JUN 2020

        Text message-based emergency medical dispatching for resource-limited settings and austere environments ("911 where there is none")
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        Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Response Technologies and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Response Technologies, Communication with Communities, Community Transport Models, GIS/MappingSEE LESS
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        Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Argentina and 8 moreSEE ALL
        Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, United States, Guatemala, Malawi, Haiti, EcuadorSEE LESS
        TO DATE$575,000 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Community Education PlatformUPDATED JUN 2020

        To launch an innovative community engagement platform that will facilitates two-ways of communication between public health and education officials and citizens using basic mobile phones.
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        Digital Development, Entrepreneurship, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Development, Entrepreneurship, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Financial Sector & Investment, Non-communicable DiseasesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$500,000 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          

        Safe Delivery AppUPDATED JUN 2020

        In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Maternity Foundation in collaboration with Copenhagen University, Laerdal Global, International Confederation of Midwives and UNFPA launched new digital content to equip skilled birth attendants in low-resource settings to protect themselves, mothers and newborns from covid-19 while continuing to provide quality care around the time of birth. Additionally, the partners are creating a remote training concept to further build the capacity health care workers remotely.
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        Digital Development, Maternal Newborn and Child Health
        Digital Development, Maternal Newborn and Child HealthSEE LESS
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        Ethiopia
        EthiopiaSEE LESS
        Data
          
        Emergency Communication
          

        Wanji GamesUPDATED JUN 2020

        The Wanji Games platform uses basic telephony to provide interactive learning through spoken audio. This allows a geographically remote audience with limited literacy access to information in their own spoken language.
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        Communications and Media, Other, Social and Behavior Change
        Communications and Media, Other, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Pakistan, Madagascar and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Pakistan, Madagascar, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya, Cambodia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, MalawiSEE LESS
        TO DATE$26,950 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          

        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
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        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
          

        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
          

        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
          

        UshahidiUPDATED MAY 2020

        Open Source Citizen Engagement Software Platform
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        Communication with Communities, Communications and Media, Conflict Response and 14 moreSEE ALL
        Communication with Communities, Communications and Media, Conflict Response, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Displaced Persons & Migration Management, GIS/Mapping, Good Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Refugees, Resilience, Response Technologies, Rule of Law and Human Rights, TechnologySEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,500,000 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Emergency Communication
          

        3-2-1 Service by ViamoUPDATED MAY 2020

        Viamo’s flagship product, the 3-2-1 Service, is a free information service available in 18 countries globally. Callers can access pre-recorded audio messages in local languages for free.
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        Nepal, Indonesia, Cambodia and 15 moreSEE ALL
        Nepal, Indonesia, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Ghana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, BotswanaSEE LESS
        Data
          
        Emergency Communication
          

        NeedsListUPDATED MAY 2020

        The NeedsList software aggregates and matches needs and offers in real-time to foster collaboration between stakeholders, reduce waste, and increase efficiency.
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        Disaster Risk Reduction, Displaced Persons & Migration Management, Health Systems
        Disaster Risk Reduction, Displaced Persons & Migration Management, Health SystemsSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        France, United States, Canada and 3 moreSEE ALL
        France, United States, Canada, Uganda, Bahamas, The, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,030,000 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Humanitarian Assistance
          

        DimagiUPDATED MAY 2020

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        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
        Data
          
        Emergency Communication
          
        Prevention
          

        Unleash Live Social Distancing Covid19 responseUPDATED MAY 2020

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        Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, GIS/Mapping
        Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, GIS/MappingSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        Data
          
        Emergency Communication
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        +1
          

        Swasth FoundationUPDATED MAY 2020

        Low-Cost Health Centers to Deliver Primary Healthcare to the Urban Poor. Swasth is looking for volunteers during COVID-19 to call patients and talk with them about their doubts and experiences with the aim of supplying information and understanding what support they need.
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        Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Monitoring & Evaluation and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Monitoring & Evaluation, Non-communicable Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
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        India
        TO DATE$900,000 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        doctHERsUPDATED MAY 2020

        Leverage Technology to Connect Women & Improve Health (SDG 3), Promote Gender Equality (SDG 5), Provide dignified work (SDG 8), Reduce inequalities (SDG 10) and Coordinate sustainable partnerships for the SDG goals (SDG 17)
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Entrepreneurship, Gender Equity and 17 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Entrepreneurship, Gender Equity, Diaspora, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Human Centered Design, Inclusion, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Mental Health, Monitoring & Evaluation, Non-communicable Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination, Public-Private Partnerships, Resilience, Social and Behavior Change, TechnologySEE LESS
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        United States, Mexico, Pakistan
        United States, Mexico, PakistanSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,339,950 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Treatment
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        CommCare by DimagiUPDATED MAY 2020

        Dimagi is working with organizations around the world to support COVID-19 response with our customizable mobile data collection and service delivery platform, CommCare, which is being used for everything from contact tracing to facility readiness.
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        Agriculture, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and 11 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Communication with Communities, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Health, Human Centered Design, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Monitoring & Evaluation, Response Technologies, TechnologySEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,715,106 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Emergency Communication
          
        Testing
          
        +3
              

        TNH HealthUPDATED MAY 2020

        FOCUS AREAS
        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
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        Brazil
        BrazilSEE LESS
        TO DATE$373,844 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        WelTel Kenya2.UPDATED MAY 2020

        Improving Global Health, One Text at a Time.
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        Data/Analytics, Digital Development, Health and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Data/Analytics, Digital Development, Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Social and Behavior Change, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya
        TO DATE$909,750 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        Crisis Text LineUPDATED MAY 2020

        A global not-for-profit organization that provides free confidential crisis intervention via SMS message.Anxious about coronavirus? Stuck at home with an abuser?Reach out to a Crisis Counselor.US and Canada: text 741741UK: text 85258 | Ireland: text 086 1800 280
        FOCUS AREAS
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental Health
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United States, Canada, Ireland and 1 moreSEE ALL
        United States, Canada, Ireland, United KingdomSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        AlTibbiUPDATED MAY 2020

        In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and sponsored by Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Altibi has launched a Corona dedicated hotline that is accessible to all Jordanians in Arabic. By dialing 111, users can get connected to certified doctors.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Digital Development, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Communication with Communities
        Digital Development, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Communication with CommunitiesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Jordan
        JordanSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        Wellthy Therapeutics: digital chronic disease prevention and management platformUPDATED MAY 2020

        We design and develop mHealth solutions to inspire and enable individuals to prevent, manage and reverse their chronic health conditions.
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        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        Emergency Communication
          
        Prevention
          
        Innovations in Healthcare
          

        RapidPro in the Education SectorUPDATED MAY 2020

        From youth engagement programs like U-Report to education monitoring systems like EduTrac, RapidPro has become UNICEF’s common platform for developing and sharing mobile services that can be adapted for different contexts and sectors. It is a powerful tool for chatbot development.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Education, Technology
        Education, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Papua New Guinea
        Papua New GuineaSEE LESS
        Data
          
        Education
          
        Emergency Communication
          

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