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Published 26.04.2020 11:09
Spanish Mathematics Committee launched an initiative to predict the pandemic.
The aim of the initiative, called Mathematical Action against Coronavirus, is to propose medium and long-term studies in relation to the health crisis. They are collecting collaborations from the mathematicians community, promoting discussion in the community and establishing a committee of experts to report conclusions and suggestions to the authorities.
Published 26.04.2020 11:07
In Costa Rica, the government installed a mobile hospital near the border with Guatemala.
The aim of this hospital is to increase the health capacity of Hospital Los Chiles in the admission of patients with Covid-19. This area, with large flows of irregular migration prepares for surge in cases of coronavirus cases in the border area with Nicaragua.  
Published 26.04.2020 11:06
In Brazil, the University of São Paulo created an artificial respirator.
The project, called “INSPIRE”, uses national technology and components available in Brazil. The aim is to supply the lack of mechanical ventilator in the country. They were designed with national technology, they can be manufactured quickly and they are inexpensive. In one week, 500 respirators can be produced. This is…
Published 26.04.2020 10:53
In the UK, a technology company designed a new ventilator to help treat coronavirus patients.
The vacuum cleaner manufacturer, Dyson, received an order from the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for 10,000 ventilators. Ten days later, the new product, CoVent, was developed. It is a bed-mounted and portable ventilator, with the option to run on battery power.
Published 26.04.2020 10:49
In Jordan, a coronavirus dedicated hotline is accessible to all citizens.
By dialling 111, users inside the country can get connected for free to certified doctors. It was launched by AlTibbi, a health platform in the Middle East and North Africa, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Jordan. The platform brings together more than 12,000 accredited medical doctors across…
Published 26.04.2020 10:09
In Hong Kong, a social enterprise and charitable organisation is donating and delivering masks
and related cleansing material to underprivileged aged people. Senior Citizen Home Safety Association offers 24-hour personal care and emergency assistance services to the elderly. Amid the outbreak, it is also offering assurance calls to those who live alone to carry out a holistic assessment of their overall condition.
Published 25.04.2020 20:43
In Kenya, a grassroots disaster relief organisation provides aid to vulnerable people.
Mutual Aid Kenya is using community-based groups in two largest cities – Nairobi and Mombasa – to identify at-risk households. It then collects mobile money contributions from Kenyans to buy and distribute flour, beans, and soap in bulk in both cities. It relies on communities working together to ensure each…
Published 25.04.2020 20:41
In Italy, hospitals turn to snorkel masks to ease respirator overload.
Because of ventilators shortages, Italian doctors worked with engineers to transform the scuba masks by adding a new valve which can be made via 3D printing. The custom-made valve connects to standard BiPAP machines that feed pressurised air into masks. The air flow helps prevent the collapse of the lung…
Published 25.04.2020 20:34
A social enterprise Dimagi, based in the US, began freely offering its mobile tool to organisations responding to Covid-19 around the world.
The tool, CommCare, helps health care workers with tracking person-to-person contact, laboratory data management, decision support, and spreading useful information. The company is also compiling a library of free templated coronavirus mobile applications for quick deployment.
Published 25.04.2020 20:28
In Lagos, Nigeria, a health startup launched a drive-through mass testing centre, with plans to expand to other areas.
Individuals can walk in for free to get tested after registration. It has recently created a national register to track hospitals with working ventilators and respirators. Lifebank is a startup that finds and delivers blood, oxygen and vaccines to patients and doctors in hospitals across Africa by drones.

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