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Coronavirus – SUS – brazilian health app

Innovative response

Brazil has created an app to help share health information about the coronavirus. It contains information about symptoms, directions for sufferers, maps of nearby health units, and distributes official health news. It is a centralised digital hub that all citizens can access remotely that brings services together for their help.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

It is vital that citizens have realtime access to health information and official government beahvioural guidelines. This solution allows governments to do both of those things in a way that even the most remote people can do with just a smartphone and internet connection.

Organisations/institutions involved

Brazil Ministry of Health

Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government

Issues being addressed:

  • Patient care
  • Information and practice sharing (with public and/or internal)
  • Public service delivery under new circumstances
  • Real-time data collection
  • sharing
  • and analysis

Date Submitted:

20 March 2020