Pledge to help fight COVID-19

It is with this understanding, our dedication to democratize access to information and tools that help people receive remote healthcare. We are working with partners like ACT in Africa, TechVillage, Impact Hub Harare, and Stimulus Hub to deliver customised solutions for the public.

How Dawa is helping fight COVID-19

Through the DawaMom platform, we are helping mothers receive remote maternal health from their doctors. The DawaMom app is a week on week advisory app that is assisting mothers have safe pregnancies. Through the DawaMom, mothers can track their medical parameters which are then wired remotely to a doctor.


We have designed a COVID-19 tracking application to be run over USSD. The app is providing verified COVID-19 related information to the public. The public can get updates like COVID-19 statistics and self-protective measures. Through the app, public contact-tracing and medical history will be tracked to create risk profiles of individuals. The government can conduct a resource-effective testing protocol to curb COVID-19 spread.

Protective Measures

Coronaviruses

A large group of viruses that has an envelope and protein spike structure. This structure gives it the appearance of a crown 'corona in latin'. They cause respiratory symptoms but sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms.

What you need to know

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

[source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/]

Symptoms to watch

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

NB: This list does not include all possible symptoms. Dawa Health will continue to update this list as we updates are released from CDC and W.H.O on COVID-19