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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        Simprints: transforming the way the world fights povertyUPDATED JUL 2020

        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
          

        Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA) Hong KongUPDATED JUN 2020

        A self-financing social enterprise and charitable organization in Hong Kong that offers 24-hour personal care and emergency assistance services to the elderly, a high-risk group during the COVID-19 pandemic, and others in need.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental Health, Ageing and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental Health, Ageing, Infectious & Vector DiseasesSEE LESS
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        Hong Kong
        Hong KongSEE LESS
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        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
          

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        Worldreader BookSmart (for Home and School)UPDATED MAY 2020

        BookSmart is a cost-effective digital learning solution featuring a rich collection of full-color quality books to help children read and develop valuable 21st century skills, as well as support educators and parents improve learning outcomes.
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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
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        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        Workit HealthUPDATED MAY 2020

        Start telemedicine addiction treatment with compassionate clinicians, therapists, and coaches over live chat and video. If you are a new member and would like to schedule your first appointment for care via telemedicine, call us at 855-659-7734 M-F 9am – 7pm EST.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental Health
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental HealthSEE LESS
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        COVID-19 Match: Helping to Rewrite the Story for Kids in NeedUPDATED MAY 2020

        In order to combat COVID-19, states and districts have closed schools across the country.The closure of these schools and programs has an impact on millions of children, but the impact on our country’s poorest children will include academic backsliding, as well as emotional isolation and toxic stress.
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        Education
        EducationSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        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
          

        Last Mile HealthUPDATED MAY 2020

        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
          

        VillageReachUPDATED MAY 2020

        VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone.
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        Health Systems, Prevention & Vaccination, Supply Chains and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Health Systems, Prevention & Vaccination, Supply Chains, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Transport & Supply ChainsSEE 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
          
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        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
          
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        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
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental Health
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Mental HealthSEE LESS
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        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.
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        Digital Development, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Communication with Communities
        Digital Development, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Communication with CommunitiesSEE LESS
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        Jordan
        JordanSEE LESS
        Emergency Communication
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        Fundación Paraguaya - Poverty StoplightUPDATED APR 2020

        During the COVID-19 pandemic, FP is developing new ways to deliver microfinance loans to those who are extremely poor and vulnerable and has been able to reach more than 3,500 village banks and 70,000 microenterprises.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Growth and Trade, Entrepreneurship and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Growth and Trade, Entrepreneurship, Leadership Development, Social & Micro Finance, TechnologySEE LESS
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        United Kingdom, Mexico, Nicaragua and 19 moreSEE ALL
        United Kingdom, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Senegal, Taiwan, Uganda, Kenya, Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Pakistan, Paraguay, South Africa, Spain, Costa Rica, SingaporeSEE LESS
        TO DATE$484,000 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        LISTA by Fundación CapitalUPDATED APR 2020

        A scalable digital solution, proven to build the financial capabilities of low-income people, particularly women and people living in rural areas
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Social Development and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Social Development, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, Human Centered Design, Resilience, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
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        Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Tanzania, Peru, Haiti, Mozambique, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,905,702 Funds Raised
        Data
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

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