CriticaLink, a Dhaka based non-profit social enterprise saving lives by connecting trained volunteer First responders by using mobile-technology, has been announced as one of the winners of 2015 The World Summit Award in Health in recognition of its extremely important work in the area of saving lives in emergency situations.
Founded in 2014 by Jennifer Farrell, Criticalink train volunteer first responders, uses mobile application to connect volunteers, and run a call center with emergency help line.
Announcing the award, WSA says, "In the absence of a formal Emergency Medical System in developing countries, the majority of accident victims with potentially survivable injuries die before they reach a hospital. Criticalink uses an innovative dispatch system and location-based mobile technology to save these lives by providing roadside accident victims with emergency medical care through a network of volunteer First Responders."
The World Summit Award selects and promotes the world’s best e-Content and innovative information and communication technology applications from eight different categories.
“To drive meaningful and relevant digital innovation, you have to connect people. With the WSA we recognize innovation of tomorrow already today. This year’s winners are an excellent selection of this momentum, matching local solutions to local needs. Shenzhen will offer the special stage to highlight these masters of innovation”, WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck states in a press release.
The WSA winners 2015 will receive their awards at the WSA Global Congress in Shenzhen, China in February 2016. The event will deliver a best practice exhibition of the best digital innovation projects worldwide. The agenda of the WSA Congress will be a compilation of interaction and inspiration, assembling workshops, business blind-dates and infamous keynotes, bringing together UN and governmental representatives, privates sector and innovators.