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Key Individuals:
Ayomide Alao

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Reformers of Africa/Proto

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Free Covid-19 Education Chatbots For Global South Health Services And Governments

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Initiative dates: 2020 –
Last updated: 8 March 2022

Initiative Description

Together, Proto and the Reformers of Africa aim to improve access to COVID-19 healthcare knowledge and reduce misinformation across the widest-possible population in African countries — including "bottom-of-the-pyramid" citizens who are historically-marginalized and often overlooked in technology-driven solutions. The chatbots are easily accessed via WhatsApp, Messenger and webchat for smartphones and via SMS for feature phones. Powering this technology is customized Natural Language Understanding for under-resourced, and mixed languages, including Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Swahili, Arabic, Xhosa, Zulu, Afrikaans, and English

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