Updated Jan 06, 2021
Health, Response Technologies, Disaster Risk Reduction and 4 MoreSEE ALL
Health, Response Technologies, Disaster Risk Reduction, Gender-based Violence, Community Transport Models, GIS/Mapping and SecuritySEE LESS
Despite the rapid global proliferation of mobile phone connectivity, nearly 80% of the world's population can't call for emergency help when needed. And even if they can, local emergency response networks are hindered by having adequate communications solutions to alert, coordinate and track response activities. Further compounding the problem is the fact that legacy emergency communications solutions are inappropriate and/or too expensive for all but the most advanced response services.
We developed Beacon, a text message-based emergency dispatch platform designed specifically for resource-limited settings that makes it possible to alert, coordinate and monitor emergency response networks anywhere there’s a mobile phone signal — with or without internet. Beacon works as a wireless emergency alert system and automates the dispatching process by guiding the nearest available emergency care providers to quickly locate, treat, and transport emergency victims.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||2,000,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||United States, Mexico|
|New Feature||Modify existing response workflows specifically for multiple delivery locations|