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Archive for public good technology apps serving UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

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Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Acres is the best way to find urban farmland online for the Sacramento region.

Their Mission:       Help farmers find available land by using data from the city

Founder(s):           Grant Smith and Code for America in partnership with The City of West Sacramento and SACOG

Location:               California, United States

Learn More:           Acres / Archived: January 08, 2020

Lunch Box is a consumer food and grocery management app.

Their Mission:       Help reduce food waste in the home and at the retailer level


Location:               United States

Learn More:           Lunch Box / Archived: January 08, 2020

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Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Break Zika App allows people to monitor and publish virus outbreaks onto a city map. It encourages reporting, treatment and sharing, and also helps identify mosquito carriers. The app partners with government agencies, which simplifies controls to take action by allowing all publications to be sent to a platform accessed by the public sector.

Their Mission:       Reduce the outbreak of dangerous viruses

Founder(s):  in partnership with various municipalities and government agencies across the world

Location:               Porto Alegré, Brazil

Learn More:           Break Zika and download the App

Concrn app is a compassionate social service network and mobile app that connects people in need to volunteer responders trained in crisis intervention and mediation. It allows citizens to report someone having a mental health crisis. First responders such as firefighters, police, and paramedics will get a text message of the report, and app users will see an update message when a responder is on the way. The app helps alleviate the tension between law enforcement and local residents, which is a big problem locally and nationally.

Their Mission:       Offer an alternative to calling 911 for many crisis situations

Founder(s):           Jacob Savage and Neil Shah of Compassionate Response Network

Location:               The Bay Area in California, United States

Learn More:           Concrn / Archived: January 08, 2020

Doctor D customizes recommendations regarding HIV & STD testing, HIV prevention, and vaccinations. The app empowers guys to stay on top of their sexual health.

Doctor D is made by David Ernst and Prevention Health Labs. Doctor D is based in the United States.

Their Mission:       Help men locate nearby sexual health services



Learn More:           Doctor D / Archived: January 08, 2020

The Maya App is a streamlined and secure application designed specifically for busy doctors. The app lets you become a key part of a network of doctors with the latest in mobile health tools at their fingertips. They are all collaborating and sharing patient information, and helping to inform one another and the community around them on the challenges and breakthroughs affecting the health of their patients.

Their Mission:       Create a more efficient and effective healthcare environment

Founder(s):           Maya Health Network

Location:               United States


Learn More:           Maya App / Archived: January 08, 2020

SPX Denge is an application that takes a different approach in the campaign against dengue fever in an educational and captivating game as well as a supplier of more information. The game teaches how to identify mosquitos, ways to protect oneself and family and how to spot the symptoms of dengue.

Their Mission:       Combat the huge effects of dengue fever

Founder(s):           the State Department of Health of São Paulo


Learn More:           Information and Download the App / Archived: January 08, 2020

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Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Mentive is a platform for live online classes with real people and top quality materials to master the skills you need. Mentive believes that knowledge turns dreams into reality, and education brings about this knowledge. Mentive is determined to find a way to enhance all the great online courses out there with the benefits of face-to-face learning.

Their Mission:       Create a global educational community where students and mentors meet to turn any online course into an interactive learning experience

Founder(s):           Jonathan Heyne and has a team of mentors

Location:               Berkeley, California, United States

Learn More:           Mentive / Archived: January 08, 2020

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Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

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Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all