Digital Square Webinar: Private Sector Digital Adaptations for the COVID-19 Response - Shared screen with speaker view
Hi panelists, FYI there are other attendees that can hear our conversation.
Scott Hughes, Seattle, WA, USA, PATH
Edhie Rahmat, USAID Indonesia
Farouk Meralli, mClinica
Jennifer Bencivenga, Berlin, Germany, Doctors for Madagascar / mTOMADY
Sheila Mutheu, Living Goods, Kenya
Sadegh Houshmand, Tehran, IRAN, University of Tehran and Vclinic treatment facilitation platform
Hi Edhie! Good to see you here
Sujud Ganda Saputra
Sujud Ganda Saputra, Jakarta, Indonesia, Product Manager of mClinica
Erica Ciaraldi, San Diego, CA, USA, Qualcomm Wireless Reach
Welcome everyone! Please share what country you are dialing in from as well as your organization/affiliation. Thank you for joining us today.
Dan Rosen, USA, CDC
Lipontseng Matsaseng, FHI360, South Africa
Carl Fourie, South Africa, Digital Square,
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Alice T. Liu, PATH/Digital Square, Washington, DC
Kim Couri, Resonance Global (Seattle, WA)
Leah Gatt, Vital Wave, New York
Dr Sandeep Ghiya, Consultant; INDIA
We will have a Q & A after the presentations. Please submit your questions to our panelists in the chat. Thank you!
Vicki van der Westhuizen
Vicki van der Westhuizen, South Africa, Independent Consultant
Tanvir Singh, Technical Lead, DIAL, Nairobi, Kenya
Chilunga Puta PATH BLN Zambia
Catherine Muyawala, BLN Zambia
Daniel Futerman, South Africa, Jembi Health Systems
Bruno SENOU, CDI
The slides and recording will be available after the webinar up on the Digital Square website: https://digitalsquare.org/
Please submit your questions to the panelists here in the chat or via the Q&A function at the bottom of the screen. We will have a dedicated Q&A after the presentations. Thank you!
Question to Praveen: What is the geographical coverage of the Facebook for COVID?
Responses to questions for Facebook: Most of our aggregated, deidentified, population level data sets are available to academic / research institutions through our "Data for Good" program
Facebook groups can be led by individuals or organizations, both happen on the platform. Facebook is helping leverage learnings and best practices across groups.
With regard to monitoring and evaluate effects of health messaging, we have done studies in the world that shows that there is a lot of local variation on how messages are received, understood and acted upon. We are now exploring doing a global study on Knowledge, Attitudes, and practices.
Facebook's products (COVID Information Hub) and most products I mentioned are all global, although in many cases there may be phased rollouts across the world
What Neal is highlighting is really key. These efforts are rarely one tool or one solution. Rather, a group of partners participate on the data value chain. Govt of Malawi identifies the problems. Their health / data NGO partner - Cooper Smith is their core data analytics partners. CS leads the synthesis of all sources. they work with the govt and groups bring data in. In our case, we worked with the telco regulator and the MNO to access the data - this existed before the crisis. The MOH has been using this data source and can pivot it to layer on top of health information data coming from facilities. Then, you can also access other data sources from GIS, applications like Facebook, etc. and bring it all together. To make it usable though, a data viz tool like Tableau helps bring together multiple data sources and Cooper Smith can build models to predict it. Cooperation on this has proven key. Lots of different types of data are needed and great partners on the ground are essential.
Kate - Is there anything structural or organizational to incentivize coordination instead of relying on the good will of cooperation?
Responses to questions for Facebook: 1) Most of our aggregated, deidentified, population level data sets are available to academic / research institutions through our "Data for Good" program2) Facebook groups can be led by individuals or organizations, both happen on the platform. Facebook is helping leverage learnings and best practices across groups.3) With regard to monitoring and evaluate effects of health messaging, we have done studies in the world that shows that there is a lot of local variation on how messages are received, understood and acted upon. We are now exploring doing a global study on Knowledge, Attitudes, and practices.4) Facebook's products (COVID Information Hub) and most products I mentioned are all global, although in many cases there may be phased rollouts across the world
in response to Dan's question, our organizational mandate is to bring this coordination in place. At the global level, we connect groups through online communities. on the ground, we work with the public and private sector to bridge coordination across sectors. Example of the former are aligning groups around common response efforts to COVID on the donor side and making sure donors are connecting with one another. Similarly, capturing work that all groups are doing in the online catalog. At the country level, we are working where there is demand to connect efforts together. this is not in every country but has been demonstrated to be effective in some of the countries I listed on data response.
There was a question about the DIAL online catalog and how it stays current. The catalog is designed to ingest data from a variety of sources - so as our partner organizations make updates to their data, we automatically sync and show any changes. We can also make manual updates to the catalog as needed. Please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com with any specific questions about the data in our catalog.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org in case there are any follow ups.
Great. Thanks Farouk. I saved the questions that attendees asked you. If you can, please feel free to answer in the chat.
my email is email@example.com if there are follow ups
That's correct, it is very hard for a pharmacist to determine just based on a fever or purchase of fever medicines. We make sure that the guidelines come from the MoH of each country and make sure that it is tailored to pharmacists. We are also aware of what is in the realm of the pharmacy and the realm of the hospital/clinic and its important to balance that.
If not, we will try to address them in the Q&A. We now have 6 minutes for Q&A, so we're a bit tight on time :)
Yes, that's correct parts of the app can run offline, in fact 43% of our users come from rural settings so we had to build for that.
Hi Brooke, this is Steven Parkinson from the Global Fund. Appreciate all Microsoft's support so far in our response to C19
Yes we are looking to expand to other countries in southeast Asia for now, other areas next year
Hi Steven! Thanks for your partnership.
our work looks at options you can leverage for non smartphone users recognizing that technical infrastructure availability varies greatly. Part of the reason we focus not just on chatbots
Hi Edhie, great question. We will share the recording and slides on Digital Square's website at digitalsquare.org.
Here is an example of a COVID-19 virtual triage / self-assessment Bot: https://covid19healthbot.cdc.gov/
Hi Hannah, it is free for pharmacy professionals. As far as data is concerned, we gather explicit consent so pharmacies opt in to share their data.
Actually we are looking at this as there is a lot of need, happy to chat about launching there as well
Also note that all of our COVID-19 response webinar recordings and slides are also available on our website: digitalsquare.org. These include a past webinar on how to reutilize PEPFAR investments for the COVID-19 response as well as presentations/demos from the global goods community (OpenMRS, DHIS2, GOFR, SORMAS, etc.) on how they are adapting their open source tools and technologies for the COVID-19 response.
Hi Kate, it seems for non-smartphone patients in low-income countries we need platforms for use in hands of health providers, is it right?
My contact information at Facebook: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some Facebook links that may be useful:• CLI/ ILI Symptom Surveyo Facebook-Carnegie Mellon Symptom Map: https://covid-survey.dataforgood.fb.com/o Announcement: https://about.fb.com/news/2020/04/data-for-good/• Facebook AI for Research (FAIR) for Health:o https://ai.facebook.com/blog/using-ai-to-help-health-experts-address-the-covid-19-pandemic• Population Density and Mobility Maps for Health –o Mobility website (with partner and FB data): https://www.covid19mobility.org/o Facebook’s Data for Good site: https://dataforgood.fb.com/• COVID-19 Informational Prevention / Behavioral Change efforts: https://about.fb.com/news/2020/04/covid-19-misinfo-update/
Yes they need a smartphone
Sujud Ganda Saputra
Vicki van der Westhuizen
Thank you very much!