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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        'Pursukoon Zindagi' (Peaceful Life) - Mental Health, IRD Pakistan UPDATED JUN 2020

        The Pursukoon Zindagi (PSZ) program aims to bridge the mental health delivery gap by increasing demand for services and building capacity for a task-shifting approach that utilizes community health workers to deliver mental health services in under-resourced settings.
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        Mental Health, Primary Care, Workforce Development and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Mental Health, Primary Care, Workforce Development, Infectious & Vector DiseasesSEE LESS
        Treatment
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          

        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
          

        We Care SolarUPDATED JUN 2020

        Saving lives in childbirth with innovative Solar Suitcases
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        Climate Change and Resilience, Gender Equity, Health and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Climate Change and Resilience, Gender Equity, Health, Energy, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies, SolarSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal, Liberia, Kenya and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Nepal, Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, ZimbabweSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,000,000 Funds Raised
        Humanitarian Assistance
          
        Testing
          

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        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
          

        BiofortificationUPDATED JUN 2020

        HarvestPlus works to tackle hidden hunger, a lack of essential vitamins and minerals affecting 2 billion people globally, by breeding vitamins and minerals into everyday food crops using conventional breeding, a method called biofortification.
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        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Public-Private PartnershipsSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Colombia, Nigeria and 11 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Colombia, Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, Zambia, Rwanda, Brazil, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Pakistan, Guatemala, El Salvador, Bolivia, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$15,462,000 Funds Raised
        Vulnerable Groups
          

        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
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        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
          
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        Wings for AidUPDATED JUN 2020

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        Health, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies, TechnologySEE LESS
        Humanitarian Assistance
          

        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
          

        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
          

        Sehat Kahani UPDATED MAY 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
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        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
          

        reach52 for healthUPDATED MAY 2020

        reach52 radically transforms delivery models for primary care in rural and remote areas of LMICs using a digital public health approach, building next generation systems for the 52% who can’t currently access essential health services.
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        Digital Development, Health Systems, Supply Chains
        Digital Development, Health Systems, Supply ChainsSEE LESS
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        Philippines, Cambodia
        Philippines, CambodiaSEE LESS
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Prevention
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

        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
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        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
          

        GAIA Mobile Health ClinicsUPDATED MAY 2020

        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. To date, we've conducted over 2 million clinic visits.
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        HIV/AIDS, Health Systems, Primary Care and 5 moreSEE ALL
        HIV/AIDS, Health Systems, Primary Care, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly ServicesSEE LESS
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        Malawi
        MalawiSEE LESS
        Prevention
          
        Testing
          
        Transport
          
        +1
          

        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
          

        CareMotherUPDATED MAY 2020

        CareMother pregnancy care App is now upgraded with COVID-19 screening combined with an AI-powered symptom assessment to identify mild and severe cases, provide triage on the type-of-care, easing the strain on the health system.
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        Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical Devices
        Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Medical DevicesSEE LESS
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        Bangladesh, Kenya, India
        Bangladesh, Kenya, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$677,000 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Prevention
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

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