A technology matchmaking platform to scale up local production of essential COVID-19 technologies

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The Tech Access Partnership (TAP) aims to supports developing countries to scale up local production of critical health technologies needed to combat COVID-19 and ensure equitable access to essential health technologies:

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Personal protective equipment

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Medical devices such as ventilators

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Diagnostics and testing materials

How TAP works

TAP will facilitate connections between experienced manufacturers and local manufacturers in developing countries to share key data, knowledge and other relevant support through a coordinated network.

How TAP works

TAP will facilitate connections between experienced manufacturers and local manufacturers in developing countries to share key data, knowledge and other relevant support through a coordinated network.

This support includes:

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Product information

Digital warehouse of manufacturing and design specifications, technical knowledge and information required to increase capacity

Technical Guidance

Technical Guidance

Lifeline of technical support to help manufacturers troubleshoot issues they may encounter as they seek to ramp up production, including information on market dynamics and regulatory hurdles

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Partnerships

Platform to match companies based on expertise, needs and capacity

Founding Partners

UN TECHNOLOGY
UNDP
UNITED NATIONS
World Health Organization

Impact

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Helping countries respond to the immediate crisis by accelerating access to lifesaving technologies.
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Equipping countries with the tools and skills they need to lessen the impact of future pandemics.
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Expanding the skills and capacity of local manufacturers to boost innovation in the long-term
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Joshua Setipa, Managing Director, UN Technology Bank

Joshua Setipa

Managing Director, UN Technology Bank

“This dire situation brings with it an unprecedented opportunity to build local manufacturing capability across the developing world, empowering countries to ensure their populations get the equipment they need.”