Reopening Economies and Societies with Technology

Reopening Economies and Societies with Technology

PanaBIOS is a secure, standardized, tamper-proof transcontinental digital application suite for disease contagion monitoring, spatial risk factors analytics, mass testing, process traceability & outcomes tracking

PanaBIOS is built by African technologists and AI thinkers to provide biosurveillance and bioscreening technology, data, and insights to enable the creation of Public Health Corridors within the broader AU Open Corridors Initiative. It supplies the nuts and bolts of constructing a truly pan-African post-pandemic reopening architecture. PanaBIOS runs on BioCordon, an R&D output developed by African technologists with support from Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership. A pan-African reopening strategy aligned with public health objectives presupposes an extensive system of public health surveillance, verifiable record-keeping, and data analysis to detect, track, and contain new infection cases as commerce and travel resume towards pre-crisis levels.

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How PanaBIOS is replacing costly and repressive physical restrictions with smart, digital, controls

Digital monitoring of social gatherings and venues

To curb ‘super-spreading’ risks, human density shall be digitally regulated at events and locations where people concentrate.

Digitized Contact Tracing

This module relies on digitized health records to power predictive analytics that help identify infection hotspots at a most granular level.

Digitizing Mass Testing and Community Screening

Testing for the pandemic and other diseases of public health concern is being digitised end-to-end, from sample collection all the way to electronic test result certificates.

Digitizing Travel Health History Data

Port health screening and immunization records inspection are being replaced with smart, portable, digital substitutes.

The PanaBIOS Consortium

Elements of PanaBIOS

It supports the emergence of standardized protocols to verify the health status of international travelers across borders and thereby directly facilitates the reopening of regional borders, first to essential workers and goods, then to others if successful.

Travelers are able to use test results from one country to satisfy port clearance requirements in another country through their personal PanaBios app or by adding a system-generated SMS/USSD passcode to another travel document. Port Health Officials use the enterprise version of the app to validate health declarations in a uniform manner across countries.

Corporate and civil society volunteer contact tracers and private labs are also able to use PanaBios to support mass, on-demand pro-bono and fee-based, tracing and testing, which public sector capability alone cannot provide, and which is vital in ensuring that the Africa CDC’s and Afrochampions’ goal of 10 million Africans tested by close of year is achieved.

PanaBios’ public digital records and processes effectively automate oversight of private labs, as public regulations are built into the program.