Nigeria Tracks COVID-19 with CommCare
Dimagi built a free template application for CommCare which fully implements the WHO FFX Protocol for contact tracing and case investigation to support rapid deployment of COVID-19 Response solutions. More than 200 organizations accessed the template in the first 24 hours since it was released, and soon it will be updated with 7 new languages.
On March 1st, Ogun State Commissioner for Health Dr Tomi Coker announced that they deployed CommCare, which was developed in less than 24 hours for patient risk assessments and contract tracing in the southern Nigerian state.
This week, the Directorate of Science Technology and Innovation in Sierra Leone will start developing CommCare digital health solutions for contact tracing to contain the potential spread of COVID-19.
CommCare demonstrates how flexible functionality with permissive, open source licensing allows governments to adapt international solutions to local context for immediate use in fast-moving pandemics. Dimagi is even giving pro bono subscriptions for CommCare to all COVID-19 response applications through May 2021.