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 pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, or economic inequality.
CommCare for Vaccine Delivery is an open-source digital solution that supports the effort to vaccinate billions of people in LMICs. Following protocols and guidance from COVAX, WHO, and the CDC, Dimagi’s digital solution tracks and supports every client before, during, and after their vaccination, while providing analytics and visualizations to monitor the progression of vaccine delivery. Medic’s support was instrumental in the design of the worker-facing application, and both they and Ona helped us design a shared, open data model that ensures that data collected from the platform can be used in shared reporting across counties, states, and countries.
“Dimagi has always been focused on innovating for underserved communities around the world. As vaccination rates in high-income countries continue to outpace those in low- and middle-income countries, we’re seeing the ramifications in countries like India, who are now facing the worst explosion of cases yet,” said Dimagi Co-Founder & CEO Jonathan Jackson. “We’re incredibly proud that CommCare might play a small part in closing the gap. None of this work would have been possible without our partnering governments, who not only put this tool in the hands of frontline workers, but actively helped us improve it along the way. Thank you to Fast Company for recognizing the impact of all of this hard work.”
Now in its fifth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 4,000 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more. This year, several new categories were added, including Pandemic Response, Urban Design, and Architecture. The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”
To read more about this year’s World Changing Ideas, visit Fast Company’s announcement here.
To learn more about CommCare for Vaccine Delivery and see the solution in action, click here.