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Philippines’ SnapRX bags prize from World Government Summit Awards 2019

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Feb. 13, 19 | 8:18 am

The Philippine flag is raised high once again on the world stage as Philippines’ SnapRX will bring home the Data-Driven apps award from this year’s World Government Summit 2019’s GovTech Prize that took place in Dubai.

The award was presented to SnapRX’s representatives by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

SnapRX is a mobile application that transforms the idea of doing prescriptions from pen and paper to digital. This way, governments and NGOs gain access to provide accurate, digitized prescrptions for pharmacists.

Apart from providing digitized prescriptions, the app also enables its users to get real-time information on medicine use, help predict disease outbreaks and find trails for epidemiological trends, track medicine accessibility especially during emergency situations as well as drug shortages and stock outs.

It also empowers users by informing them of drug recalls in real-time and serves as a tool to help analyze national and local trends and expenditures in healthcare.

Other awardees for the World Government Summit 2019’s GovTech prize are the following:

Best Minister Award: Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Public Health Minister, Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

GovHack Series: Made of Air, Federal Republic of Germany

Emerging Technology: GP at Hand, United Kingdom

Public Empowerment: Qlue-Smart City, Republic of Indonesia

Gamification: Traffic Guru, Republic of India

Accessible Government: State Services, Russian Federation

Public-Private Collaboration: WeChat, People’s Republic of China

Innovative Services: Dubai Police, United Arab Emirates

World Data Visualization Prize: Nikita Rokotyan, Data Visualization Specialist, Founder of Interacta, Russian Federation

Edge of Government Award: Project Name: Carrot Rewards, Canada

Global Universities’ Challenge Award: Shaping Future Governments Global Universities Challenge, Tuck school of Business at Dartmouth College, USA

The World Government Summit 2019’s GovTech prize is an annual award designed to motivate government entities around the globe to promote creative smart government initiatives and partnerships with the aim of providing innovative smart solutions for common global challenges.

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