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Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Global Vaccination Efforts
Disruptions in routine immunization due to COVID-19 can lead to secondary health crises, especially in children. That's why we've expanded on the platform used to provide more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines to include routine immunization, as well.
October 11, 2021
How Chatbots Can Support the Right to Health
In the pursuit of universal health coverage, there are many forms of direct-to-client solutions in development, such as mobile apps and chatbots. Dimagi's Director of Consumer Innovations explains our approach to developing such tools.
October 5, 2021
Innovation at Dimagi, Part 7: Rapidly Assess Pricing With the Van Westendorp Pricing Model
Step 4 in Dimagi's Innovation Lifecycle involves determining our audience’s price sensitivity, which means understanding how they assess the value we are proposing.
September 27, 2021
Dimagi Signs the Climate Pledge
Dimagi has signed the Climate Pledge and joined more than 200 businesses committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
September 20, 2021
CommCare Precision Tasking Framework: A Prioritized Tasking Solution for Supervisors and Health Workers
Dimagi has created a new Prioritized Tasking Framework that aims to help CHWs focus on service delivery, enable data-driven decision making and provide patients access to better care.
September 6, 2021
Dimagi Launches New Crisis Response Corps
Dimagi has officially launched its Crisis Response Corps (CRC): a team dedicated to rapidly building durable digital solutions for immediate impact in emergency and humanitarian response.
August 30, 2021
Championing New Integrations for Increased Interoperability and Impact
Health information systems often need to be able to communicate with one another and share data back and forth in a secure, reliable way. Dimagi has partnered with PATH and Digital Square to create a turnkey integration with CommCare and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR).
August 19, 2021
Dimagi Named on Inc. 5000 List for the Eighth Time
After a seven-year run on the list from 2011 to 2018, Dimagi was once again named to the Inc. 5000 List of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
August 17, 2021
Government of Jamaica Launches CommCare as COVID-19 Vaccination Management Platform
In a partnership with Dimagi, UNICEF and the Private Sector Vaccine Initiative (PSVI), the Government of Jamaica has rapidly launched a digital system to manage COVID-19 vaccine delivery across the country using CommCare.
July 28, 2021
The Value of User Testing: Supporting Community Health Workers With Digital Tools in India
Dimagi has partnered with Johnson & Johnson to explore the development of an evidence-based, free, and adaptable mobile messaging framework to boost health worker resilience.
July 27, 2021
Dimagi Is Climate Neutral Certified!
As of June 30, 2021 Dimagi is officially Climate Neutral Certified! As a growing global organization with a mission to create sustainable impact through the use of appropriate technology, Dimagi is ever conscious of both the social and environmental impact of our programs and operations across the globe.
July 21, 2021
Learning from COVID-19: How Investments in Frontline Digital Tools Now Can Prepare Us for the Next Pandemic
Dimagi, Medic, & The Rockefeller Foundation have collaborated on a report to explore how investments in digital platforms for frontline workers today can help prepare for future pandemics.
July 20, 2021
Innovation at Dimagi, Part 6: Managing the New Business Portfolio
The next piece in our Innovation at Dimagi series highlights our team's approach to evaluating current and upcoming projects honestly and efficiently.
June 16, 2021
Embarking on the Journey to Self-Reliance in Malawi
USAID's Journey to Self-Reliance initiative is an effort to eventually eliminate the need for foreign assistance. Learn how Dimagi has been hard at work to arm countries around the world with the tools and expertise they need to support their communities in need since the very beginning.
June 14, 2021
Designing Digital Tools to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy in High-Risk US Populations
As the United States moves to the next stage of pandemic response, Dimagi is working with Abt Associates and local partners to fight vaccine hesitancy in some of the country's most vulnerable populations.
June 7, 2021
Innovation at Dimagi, Part 5: Introducing the Innovation Lifecycle
The next piece in our Innovation at Dimagi series introduces the Innovation Lifecycle, a series of 28 steps our New Business team goes through from market research to transitioning to the core business.
May 24, 2021
A Year of COVID-19 Response With CommCare
More than a year on from the release of our first template applications for COVID-19 response, look at how our partners have been putting them to use across the globe.
May 20, 2021
Fast Company Honors CommCare for Vaccine Delivery in World Changing Ideas Competition
Fast Company selected CommCare for Vaccine Delivery as a finalist in the Developing World Technology category and gave us an honorable mention for the Pandemic Response category. The winners of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to
May 4, 2021
Innovation at Dimagi, Part 4: The Role of Innovation Funding
In the fourth entry in our series on Innovation at Dimagi, Jon explains how and why to differentiate funding from innovative sources from true revenue.
March 22, 2021
Supporting Local Ownership of CommCare Solutions in Cambodia
Teuk Saat 1001 is a non-profit organization supporting rural water treatment and vending in Cambodia that has become an excellent example of a locally-owned program able to operate and make updates to their CommCare application independently.
March 3, 2021
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