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Mapping Digital Health Tools and Technologies in Countries for COVID-19 Response
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Introduction
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This workbook indicates the presence of tools and digital technologies being used for health initiatives and other sectors in UNICEF Country Offices (COs)
This page can be accessed via: http://uni.cf/mapping-digital-health

UNICEF is implementing a comprehensive health response to COVID-19, focusing on outbreak control and mitigation of the collateral impacts of the pandemic, including the risks to the continuity of health services for children, women, and vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas.

A particular priority area is to support countries for the planning, introduction, and deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine. As part of this effort, UNICEF has initiated a country mapping of relevant Digital Health tools and technologies that can be leveraged to support countries’ health initiatives and other sectors, for their response to COVID-19. The mapping is organized around priority areas that support countries in assessing program readiness to introduce COVID-19 vaccines, identifying gaps and prioritizing actions for enhanced readiness, and identifying opportunities for financial support.
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To contribute to this work or provide feedback, please submit it via http://uni.cf/mapping-digital-health-contact
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If you have any questions, please contact Karin Kallander at kkallander@unicef.org or Benjamin Grubb at bgrubb@unicef.org
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Description
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WorksheetCategory
(as per VIRAT/VRAF2.0)
Description
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Country OverviewSheet to update information regarding digital tools and technologies being used for HWs, for RCCE and Supply and Logistics in different COs
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COVID FundingBudgetingFunding eligibility and availability in COs
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Vaccine Delivery PlanningPlanning and CoordinationDigital microplanning using GIS, spatial analysis, satellite imagery and AI to map target populations; Electronic Immunization registries
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LMISVaccine, Cold Chain, Logistics & InfrastructureElectronic supply chain management systems (e.g., openLMIS). Barcodes or Blockchain based solutions for supply chains (e.g VaccineLedger). Systems and technologies to support rapid vaccine tracking and reporting.
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Community MobilizationDemand Generation & CommunicationSocial media and other digital platforms that can support community mobilization at the community level to counter rumours and misinformation about COVAX. Automated health worker helpdesk solutions (e.g., WhatsApp chatbots, Internet of Good Things), to access information and communication materials
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Remote learning ToolsTraining & SupervisionDirect engagement and remote learning opportunities for frontline workers to equip them with tools to reach target populations and track vaccine coverage without putting them at risk; Automated health worker helpdesk solutions (e.g., WhatsApp chatbots, Internet of Good Things), to access information and communication materials
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Patient and Health Worker RegistriesPrioritization, Targeting & COVID19 SurveillanceIdentifying and monitoring vaccine target groups, e.g., health workers and volunteers, teachers, military personnel, and people with pre-existing issues (comorbidity).​
CHW/volunteer tools to map communities.​
Systems to quantify and forecast supply needs, including vaccines, immunization related and other COVID supplies.​
Population at risk modelling using GIS, satellite imagery, which can be fed into the microplanning process
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Vaccine Delivery MonitoringMonitoring & EvaluationImmunization campaign monitoring tools to support feedback on progress and identifying problem areas and better targeting of corrective action and outreach.
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Digital Vaccine CertificatesMonitoring & EvaluationDigital vaccine certificates to provide information in an exchangeable, verifiable and tamperprooof to verify that a health provider has given a valid vaccination to a specific individual​; Systems to facilitate data exchange via APIs for distributed vaccine register; Agreed standards for data exchange, authentication, security
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TaxonomiesTaxonomy and drop-down lists used to categorize technologies, inovations and sector ecosystems.
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Additional ResourcesLinks for additional resources pertaining to data in the sheets
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