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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        GAIA Mobile Health ClinicsUPDATED MAY 2021

        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
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Malawi
        MalawiSEE LESS
        Prevention
          
        Testing
          
        Transport
          
        +1
          

        doctHERsUPDATED MAY 2021

        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
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United States, Mexico, Pakistan
        United States, Mexico, PakistanSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,339,950 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Treatment
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        Last Mile HealthUPDATED MAY 2021

        Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems by empowering teams of community-based health workers to bring life-saving healthcare to remote communities.

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        Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Primary Care and 8 moreSEE ALL
        Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Primary Care, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Digital Development, HIV/AIDS, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Prevention & Vaccination, Sexual and Reproductive HealthSEE LESS
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        Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, LiberiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,000,000 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

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        AtmaGoUPDATED MAY 2021

        Building a movement to empower communities from the ground up - Neighbors helping Neighbors.
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        Citizen Participation, Climate Change and Resilience, Health and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Citizen Participation, Climate Change and Resilience, Health, Communication with Communities, Gender Equity, Good GovernanceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Indonesia, United States
        Indonesia, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,570,000 Funds Raised
        Emergency Communication
          
        Humanitarian Assistance
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

        Ubongo: Edutainment Made in Africa, for AfricaUPDATED MAY 2021

        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
          
        +1
          

        Simprints: transforming the way the world fights povertyUPDATED MAY 2021

        Simprints builds technology to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, every public good reaches the people who need them most.
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        Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Technology and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Technology, All Sectors, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Gender-based Violence, Health, Human Centered Design, Public-Private Partnerships, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
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        Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, Zambia, TanzaniaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,498,000 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        NewGlobeUPDATED MAY 2021

        NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society. The varied NewGlobe portfolio includes several government public transformation programmes, our range of well-known Bridge community school programmes, and our Learning Collaborative.
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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
          

        Healthy EntrepreneursUPDATED MAY 2021

        Healthy Entrepreneurs delivers effective and affordable health products and services to the last mile, hard-to-reach populations in Sub Saharan Africa, through a network of 5,000 Community Health Entrepreneurs in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi
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        Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Health and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Health, Inclusion, Social and Behavior Change, Supply ChainsSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Haiti, Uganda and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Haiti, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$6,496,485 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        VillageReachUPDATED APR 2021

        VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone.
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        Health Systems, Prevention & Vaccination, Supply Chains and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Health Systems, Prevention & Vaccination, Supply Chains, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Transport & Supply Chains, Youth Friendly ServicesSEE LESS
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        Mozambique, Malawi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
        Mozambique, Malawi, Congo, Democratic Republic of theSEE LESS
        TO DATE$5,195,736 Funds Raised
        Humanitarian Assistance
          
        Transport
          
        Treatment
          
        +1
          

        KisomoUPDATED MAR 2021

        Kisomo is a data-driven platform available online and offline that makes quality and relevant secondary school education accessible to all youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Kisomo allows students to have Fun & Engaging learning experience.
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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
          

        SmartClinix UPDATED MAR 2021

        SmartClinix is a Cloud based online clinic solution with built in EHR ,telemedicine, PMS platform & patient portal to make medical practices go paperless & digital. It also enable online clinics which are inevitable during Covid-19.
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        Infectious & Vector Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Technology and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Infectious & Vector Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Technology, Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, Health, Health Systems, Mental HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Pakistan, United States, Mexico and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Pakistan, United States, Mexico, Australia, KenyaSEE LESS
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Treatment
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Solar Powered Oxygen DeliveryUPDATED MAR 2021

        Saving lives with the power of the sun
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        Infectious & Vector Diseases, Medical Devices, Solar
        Infectious & Vector Diseases, Medical Devices, SolarSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Somalia
        Uganda, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, SomaliaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$84,750 Funds Raised
        Testing
          
        Treatment
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        Shule Direct OrganizationUPDATED MAR 2021

        Shule Direct is leveraging existing technologies to improve access to qualified, relevant and contextual digital learning content. Our mission is to improve holistic learning outcomes for children and youth in Africa through digital technology.
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        Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education, AI, AR/VR, Education, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Soft or Life Skills, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
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        Tanzania, Kenya
        Tanzania, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$571,220 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Worldreader Mobile Reading Solutions UPDATED MAR 2021

        Worldreader provides affordable mobile reading solutions that support communities, schools & partners in need of cost-effective, data-rich educational resources, aiming to create digital reading environments that help improve learning outcomes, work readiness and gender equity.
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        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Data/Analytics, Literacy, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, India, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        EdquityUPDATED MAR 2021

        Food insecurity. Housing insecurity. Insufficient financial aid. We know the day-to-day financial issues for college students are real. Edquity for College helps you manage the money you have and find the emergency supports on- and off-campus – as well as emergency dollars – when what you have just isn't enough.
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        Digital Finance
        Digital FinanceSEE LESS
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        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Village Capital
          

        WalikuUPDATED MAR 2021

        Waliku, Indonesian for “my guardian,” seeks to address education and well-being disparities among school-aged children by digitizing student attendance and facilitating triage and follow-up of high-risk absentees.
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        Education, Technology
        Education, TechnologySEE LESS
        Education
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
          

        One Acre FundUPDATED MAR 2021

        Financing and Services for Smallholder Farmers
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        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Evidence & Impact and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Evidence & Impact, Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
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        Burundi, Kenya, Malawi and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$44,408,972 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        MusoUPDATED FEB 2021

        Proactive Community Case Management to Improve Child Survival
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        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Nutrition, Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
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        Mali, Cote d'Ivoire
        Mali, Cote d'IvoireSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,250,000 Funds Raised
        Prevention
          
        Treatment
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

        Audiopedia - Essential Knowledge. For all Women, Everywhere.UPDATED FEB 2021

        Audiopedia is a free resource of localized expert audio contents about health, nutrition, child care, gender-based violence, family planning, agriculture and much more. Audiopedia is freely accessible using solar-powered player and on mobile phones.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Health and 25 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Health, Ageing, Basic Education, Child Protection, Child, Early, and Forced Marriage, Climate Change and Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Economic Empowerment, Gender, Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Literacy, Menstrual Hygiene, Methods & Learning, Non-communicable Diseases, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Prevention & Vaccination, Sanitation, Social and Behavior Change, Soft or Life Skills, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Technology, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
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        Tanzania, Uganda, Congo, Republic of the and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Uganda, Congo, Republic of the, Rwanda, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Prevention
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

        Allplex 2019-nCoV Assay by Seegene Inc.UPDATED JAN 2021

        Simultaneous detection and identification of 3 target genes specific for COVID-19
        FOCUS AREAS
        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Korea, South
        Korea, SouthSEE LESS
        Testing
          
        South Korean Government
          

        HappyTap Co. UPDATED JAN 2021

        Happytap Co. is a social business on a mission to make handwashing convenient and delightful for everyone.
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        Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, Health Systems, Inclusion, Infectious & Vector DiseasesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, IndonesiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,106,828 Funds Raised
        Prevention
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        Gradian Health SystemsUPDATED JAN 2021

        Gradian Health Systems combines a social mission with market forces to develop appropriate anesthesia and critical care medical technology, distribute and support it locally, and bring user-centric training to providers who operate it.
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        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Guinea, Guatemala, Gabon and 24 moreSEE ALL
        Guinea, Guatemala, Gabon, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Botswana, Malawi, Rwanda, Niger, Liberia, Zambia, Benin, Uganda, Tanzania, Swaziland, Laos, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Kenya, Haiti, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Burkina Faso, Ghana, NicaraguaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$800,000 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        CommCare by DimagiUPDATED JAN 2021

        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$4,215,106 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Emergency Communication
          
        Testing
          
        +3
              

        askNivi: Using AI and behavioral science to help every person realize their own aspirations for healthUPDATED JAN 2021

        Nivi empowers individuals by delivering accurate, trusted, and timely health information, as well as referrals to health products and services, through conversations enhanced by artificial intelligence
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        Agency, Health, Social and Behavior Change and 14 moreSEE ALL
        Agency, Health, Social and Behavior Change, AI, Communications and Media, Data/Analytics, Emerging Adulthood (20-24), Evidence & Impact, Gender, Gender Equity, Human Centered Design, Inclusion, Men and Boys, Menstrual Hygiene, Public-Private Partnerships, Technology, YouthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya, India
        Kenya, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$4,140,000 Funds Raised
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Beacon Emergency Dispatch PlatformUPDATED JAN 2021

        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 4 moreSEE ALL
        Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Response Technologies, Community Transport Models, GIS/Mapping, Gender-based Violence, SecuritySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        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
          

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