The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Evidence of local transmission of the disease has been found in many countries across all six WHO regions. Innovations – existing and new – across various categories can be instrumental in response and recovery efforts globally.
The COVID-19 Innovation Hub, powered by Global Innovation Exchange (GIE), a global development technology platform for innovations, funding, and insights, is a joint initiative of USAID, Australian Aid, KOICA and Results for Development.
The key objective of COVID-19 Innovation Hub is to highlight and supply innovations across 12 COVID-19 categories (i.e. response areas). The growing list of 800+ featured innovations includes those that are ready to deploy, plus innovations that could be adapted for COVID-19 responses, or inspire new, much-needed solutions. A smaller list is identified with partners as COVID-19 Recognized Innovations for their response efforts and sharing COVID-19 stories about hand-picked innovations. The Hub is also actively sourcing new innovations designed in response to COVID-19.
Click here to visit and explore the COVID-19 Innovation Hub.