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 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
          

        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
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        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
          

        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
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        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
          

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        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
          

        North Star AllianceUPDATED JUL 2020

        Bringing healthcare to hard-to-reach populations across Africa through a growing network of Blue Box clinics.
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        Health, Primary Care, Sexual and Reproductive Health and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Primary Care, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, Health SystemsSEE LESS
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        Botswana, Gambia, The, Kenya and 11 moreSEE ALL
        Botswana, Gambia, The, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, AngolaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$427,308 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        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
          

        Lifebuoy Friendship HospitalUPDATED MAY 2020

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        Primary Care
        Primary CareSEE LESS
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        Bangladesh
        BangladeshSEE LESS
        Prevention
          
        Treatment
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        +1
          

        The friendship bench programUPDATED MAY 2020

        A cluster randomized controlled trial of a brief psychological intervention for common mental disorders delivered by lay health workers in Zimbabwe.
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        Health, Human Centered Design, Social and Behavior Change
        Health, Human Centered Design, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Zimbabwe
        ZimbabweSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,345,556 Funds Raised
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        TNH HealthUPDATED MAY 2020

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        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
          

        OneBreathUPDATED MAY 2020

        Cost effective mechanical ventilation for emerging markets
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        Health, Prevention & Vaccination
        Health, Prevention & VaccinationSEE LESS
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        Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, VietnamSEE LESS
        TO DATE$84,000 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        FREO2- SIPHONUPDATED MAY 2020

        The University of Melbourne’s FREO2 team, with support from GCC and the Saving Lives at Birth partnership, has created a rugged, low-cost medical oxygen system (OxyLink) that maximizes oxygen output, minimizes energy use, and can switch to backup power to bridge common short power cuts in low-resourced health facilities.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
        TO DATE$500,000 Funds Raised
        Treatment
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

        Hewa TeleUPDATED MAY 2020

        FOCUS AREAS
        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya
        TO DATE$712,180 Funds Raised
        Prevention
          
        Treatment
          
        Grand Challenges Canada
          

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