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Published 27.05.2020 17:45
In Australia, the government has urged citizens to download a CovidSafe tracing app to make it more effective.
Millions of people have already downloaded the app, but according to the government, its uptake numbers could play a part in easing Covid-19 restrictions. A person who downloads the app is asked to register their name, age range, postcode and phone number. That registration information is stored encrypted on a…
Health,
Published 26.05.2020 18:51
In Belarus, a health symptoms tracker platform helps detect the probability of Covid-19 infection.
It is called Sens Md and it was developed by a technology company Grin IT. The service is free. Its goal is to inform users about Covid-19 specific symptoms, explain when there is a high risk of infection and share recommendations of WHO and other health organisations Ultimately, the platform…
Health,
Published 25.05.2020 12:56
In Belgium, clinical psychologist Elke Van Hoof launched a website with techniques from the field of trauma therapy.
It is an online intervention that consists of videos and exercises. As it is explained on the website, it is found on Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol, which are used to deal with stress in crisis situations and to improve mental resilience.
Health,
Published 24.05.2020 19:04
In Poland, a database of initiatives that help through the pandemic is being launched.
It is called Open Initiatives. It is part of a broad social movement, operating pro bono, with technological and substantive support from Netguru, which gathers in one place all initiatives related to the fight against Covid-19 in Poland. The movement combines people with extensive experience from various industries and sectors,…
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Published 23.05.2020 12:27
In Benin, UNICEF has launched the Hack Covid-19 Benin Challenge.
The organisation is looking for teams of 2-5 people that can provide solutions to Covid-19 challenges. They are looking for solutions in five key areas; health, sensitization, the economy, social support, and local production. Winning projects will receive technical and financial support. The project is a collaboration between UNICEF, UNFPA…
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Published 19.05.2020 15:22
In Libya, an entrepreneur has developed an app to help the Ministry of Health screen patients for Covid-19.
Health entrepreneur Mohamed Aburawi has updated his app Speetar which is used by doctors in the diaspora to treat patients in Libya to allow for remote screening of Covid-19 patients. By filling in questionnaires patients can be divided into groups; those who are unlikely to have Covid-19; those who are…
Health,
Published 07.05.2020 18:36
In South Africa, Limpopo Province will work with General Practitioners to fight Covid-19 in communities.
Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has announced that the province would be approaching general practitioners (GPs) to enter into a contract to help fight the pandemic. From next week, the Department of Health would send health professionals back to the community to screen for Covid-19.
Health,
Published 27.04.2020 17:20
In Taiwan, citizens can pre-order surgical masks online with their national health insurance ID cards starting from March 12.
Taiwan has ramped up mask production and would be able to produce up to 17 million masks per day by the end of April. Everyone can purchase a total of 9 masks for less than $2 every 14 days.
Health,
Published 27.04.2020 13:20
In Boston, a clinical team monitors a coronavirus patient remotely using artificial intelligence.
The device that helped monitor the patient is called “Emerald” and was developed by MIT professor Dina Katabi and her research group at CSAIL. It can monitor a patient’s breathing and sleep simply using a WiFi-like box that analyzes the wireless signals and doctors can remotely track the patient’s progress…
Health,
Published 27.04.2020 11:26
In Utah, Silicon Slopes launched the campaign #TestUtahChallenge.
It is an initiative to increase the rate of Covid-19 testing among the Utahn population. Interested population must answer a few questions to determine their current risk and the company will prioritize testing for those who currently have symptoms. Those tested positive will have to provide information such as recent…

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