As governments around the world attempted to reopen safely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, contact tracing became an increasingly important way to track exposure, control spread, prevent new outbreaks, and save lives.
The scale of contact tracing necessary to make a significant dent in disease spread requires large, coordinated efforts – and time is a critical factor. Also, digital contact tracing only works if a critical mass of users downloads – and actively engages with – the app.
DA Digital partnered with Jordan’s Ministry of Health, the Prime Minister’s Office and Jotech, a youth tech volunteer organisation, to develop and deploy the app in just three weeks. United by a common mission to save lives, the team was able to launch in record time by:
The app, called Aman, or "safety," has reached over two million downloads – and was ranked the #1 app in Jordan. User retention for the app remains high at over 80%. The app has identified and traced 35% of all exposures in the country, contributing significantly to the control of disease spread – and helping to save lives.
The Aman app has reached over two million downloads, with 80% user retention.
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