Developing List of Potentially Relevant COVID-19 Innovations
Innovations that may have relevance to COVID-19 or provide unique ways to inform COVID-19 response and recovery
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        LifeBankUPDATED MAR 2020

        Discovery + Delivery of Essential Medical Products
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        Health
        HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$10,000 Funds Raised

        AtmaGoUPDATED MAR 2020

        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 1 moreSEE ALL
        Citizen Participation, Climate Change and Resilience, Health, Communication with CommunitiesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Indonesia, United States
        Indonesia, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$675,000 Funds Raised

        doctHERsUPDATED MAR 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
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United States, Mexico, Pakistan
        United States, Mexico, PakistanSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,339,950 Funds Raised

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        Benetech's Bookshare Initiative: Accessible digital library for people with reading barriersUPDATED MAR 2020

        Benetech's Bookshare platform is the world's largest accessible digital library for people with reading barriers such as visual impairment, dysylexia, or cerebral palsy.
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        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce Development
        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,108,995 Funds Raised

        Last-Mile ConnectivityUPDATED MAR 2020

        Bridges to Prosperity connects isolated last-mile communities to vital resources through the construction of footbridges.
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        Agriculture, Community Transport Models, Economic Growth and Trade and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Community Transport Models, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, HealthSEE LESS
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        Indonesia, Nepal, Ethiopia and 17 moreSEE ALL
        Indonesia, Nepal, Ethiopia, Peru, Honduras, Zambia, Bolivia, El Salvador, Timor-Leste, Guatemala, Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, Kenya, Rwanda, Panama, Mozambique, Colombia, Swaziland, UgandaSEE LESS

        POKETUPDATED MAR 2020

        Mapping the Emerging Economy, One Merchant at a Time
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        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Digital Development, GIS/Mapping
        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Digital Development, GIS/MappingSEE LESS
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        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$35,000 Funds Raised

        Mobile Vaani (A federated network of mobile based community media platforms)UPDATED MAR 2020

        Mobile Vaani is a voice based social media platform for rural and low income urban households, low literacy regions, and non-Internet users. It serves media-dark regions in an interactive manner and is accessible to anybody who has a phone.
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        Citizen Participation, Communications and Media, Health and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Citizen Participation, Communications and Media, Health, Gender, Good Governance, NutritionSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        TO DATE$100,000 Funds Raised

        clinicPesa/disruptive Healthcare Financing SolutionsUPDATED MAR 2020

        clinicPesa empowers every organization and every person to save lives and do more by taking the first step of setting aside funds dedicated for healthcare through our health saving and micro loans platform.
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        Digital Finance, Health, Inclusion
        Digital Finance, Health, InclusionSEE LESS
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        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$40,000 Funds Raised

        Worldreader BookSmartUPDATED MAR 2020

        BookSmart is an affordable digital reading solution that helps students read and develop valuable 21st century skills. BookSmart features a broad collection of full-color quality books and supports educators with data insights about student progress.
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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

        Last Mile HealthUPDATED MAR 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

        OperationASHAUPDATED MAR 2020

        eDOTS Biometric Identification for TB.
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        Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Monitoring & Evaluation and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Monitoring & Evaluation, TechnologySEE LESS
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        India, Cambodia, Tanzania
        India, Cambodia, TanzaniaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$981,324 Funds Raised

        MobileformsUPDATED MAR 2020

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        Social & Micro Finance
        Social & Micro FinanceSEE LESS
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        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS

        Eneza EducationUPDATED MAR 2020

        Spreading Education Everwhere
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        Entrepreneurship, Human Centered Design, Refugees and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Entrepreneurship, Human Centered Design, Refugees, Data/Analytics, Education, Technology, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Kenya, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire
        Kenya, Ghana, Cote d'IvoireSEE LESS
        TO DATE$35,000 Funds Raised

        Highlight: Colored bleach additiveUPDATED MAR 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

        The Schoolbox ProjectUPDATED FEB 2020

        Trauma informed education, art & play for children displaced by conflict and crisis.
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        Child Protection, Education, Refugees and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Child Protection, Education, Refugees, YouthSEE LESS
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        Greece, Bangladesh, Mexico
        Greece, Bangladesh, MexicoSEE LESS

        Beacon Emergency Dispatch PlatformUPDATED FEB 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, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, United States, Guatemala, Malawi, Haiti, EcuadorSEE LESS
        TO DATE$575,000 Funds Raised

        KehealaUPDATED FEB 2020

        Keheala’s demonstrated digital intervention addresses underlying drivers of medical adherence rates -- stigma, access to information, motivation and support – with powerful strategies from behavioral economics and accessible feature phones.

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        Behavioural Development, Human Centered Design, Social Services and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Behavioural Development, Human Centered Design, Social Services, Digital Development, HIV/AIDS, Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Monitoring & Evaluation, Non-communicable Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior Change, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya
        TO DATE$950,000 Funds Raised

        VillageReachUPDATED JAN 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

        DoctorDialUPDATED JAN 2020

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        Health
        HealthSEE LESS

        Wanji GamesUPDATED DEC 2019

        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

        Overcome Hysteresis Effect by Social Network TargetingUPDATED DEC 2019

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        Infectious & Vector Diseases
        Infectious & Vector DiseasesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$100,000 Funds Raised

        A New Strategy to Elicit Broadly Protective Antibodies to Influenza VirusesUPDATED DEC 2019

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        Infectious & Vector Diseases
        Infectious & Vector DiseasesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$999,891 Funds Raised

        Osusu Mobile MoneyUPDATED DEC 2019

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        Digital Finance, Technology
        Digital Finance, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$200,000 Funds Raised

        TupaiaUPDATED DEC 2019

        Free and open-source health data aggregation, analysis and visualisation platform, combining data from mSupply, DHIS2, Tupaia MediTrak and elsewhere. Used for supply chain strengthening, disaster response, service provision and disease surveillance.
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        Data/Analytics, Health, Transport & Supply Chains and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Data/Analytics, Health, Transport & Supply Chains, Disaster Risk Reduction, Humanitarian AssistanceSEE LESS
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        Kiribati, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Kiribati, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, TongaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$6,541,096 Funds Raised

        PremiseUPDATED OCT 2019

        Implementing assistance, global health and adaptive development programs poses data collection and analytical challenges that inhibit impact maximization. Premise can help implementers validate and optimize program performance against key objectives.
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        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, GIS/Mapping, Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Colombia
        ColombiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$900,946 Funds Raised

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