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Ethiopia Leverages Digital Innovation in Fight Against COVID-19

The Ministry of Innovation and Technology, and the Mastercard Foundation have announced the launch of a 'Citizens COVID-19 Response Data Driven Health Informatics Portal', a platform that will serve as a single unified portal to integrate and publish information on government interventions on COVID-19 at the national and regional level, and facilitate information flow to citizens on all government COVID-19 responses. According to Mastercard Foundation, Country Head, Ethiopia, Alemayehu Konde Koira, "individual choices are key to any COVID-19 management strategy, but people need accurate information if they are going to make informed choices." Read more

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“Trying to find accurate information on COVID-19 on social media is very difficult. You can never be sure of the accuracy of what you are reading,” Yohana says. “It is important that projects like this will create portals that provide reliable facts and real-time data on the pandemic. This will help people like me trust the information and make the right decisions, assisting our country’s fight against COVID-19,” she added.

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