Ethiopia to leverage digital innovation in the fight against covid-19

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The Ministry of Innovation and Technology, and the Mastercard Foundation announced the launch of a project that will support the development of ‘Citizens COVID-19 Response Data Driven Health Informatics Portal’.
This platform 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.
The project will also help to set up a rapid response centre to citizens’ questions and concerns using an inbound and outbound call centre with toll free lines integrated with the information portal. The newly launched project will supplement the Government’s effort to respond to the multifaceted impact of COVID-19, based on an integrated set of rapid digital solutions to critical national problems.