At a time when children and their families around the world are grappling with the global COVID-19 pandemic, World Vision has pivoted to support health and nutrition programmes that prevent transmission, care for those affected by the novel coronavirus and support health systems under strain. The drive to innovate has continued, with tools supporting multi-sectoral programmes focused on mitigating the effects of the pandemic. To help fast-track technology deployment, World Vision vetted six applications and identified three as preferred for the organisation’s global COVID-19 response: Viamo, Last Mile Mobile Solution (LMMS), and CommCare.
In addition, longer-standing projects continue to make solid advances towards scaled deployment in strong partnership with governments and other partners. For the period October 2019 through September 2020, a total of 11 country offices led 14 digital health projects focused on a range of maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition programming, some of which are part of World Vision’s global COVID-19 response.