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VODAN Fair Data


The new corona virus COVID-19 poses a hazard to African nations with weak digital health infrastructure due to its undetected potential for transmission. The investigation of COVID-19’s global expansion, its mode of transmission, its differential effects on other populations, its mutations, and associations with treatment are all hampered by the paucity of data from all geographies. To support the fight against the virus, these data must be connected at the highest level possible.

Implementation Area
Tigray, Amhara, and Oromia Region
Philips Foundation
Thematic Area
Health Care
Project Start Date – End Date
July 1, 2020 – March 31, 2022
Virus Outbreak Data Network (Vodan) Africa Foundation, NPL – Nationale Postcode Loterij, GO Fair Foundation, Financierings Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden

It is crucial to build long-lasting and durable solutions to strengthen health systems in terms of capacities to prevent, respond, and innovate based on scientific understanding, as has been demonstrated by the 2014 Ebola outbreak and following crises. Global inclusion is essential in a connected, mobile world.

People That We Work With

The project targeted MoHs, universities, knowledge institutes, Taskforces, and public and private health sector stakeholders.


To make sure that reliable information about the COVID-19 pandemic is accessible to Ministries of Health, their Taskforces, and other public and corporate players in the health sector, with knowledge institutions taking the lead.


See this project results in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Registry HERE