ODK has been used to fight both endemic and pandemic diseases for more than a decade and it’s being used in the COVID-19 response for disease surveillance, rapid diagnostics, and vaccine trials. Below are a few selected examples.

  • Global: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is running offline vaccine trials in low and middle-income countries with ODK. Learn more.
  • Honduras: 85,000 teachers use ODK to report on remote teaching and the educational progress of 1.8 million students. Learn more.
  • Nigeria: 70,000 enumerators will be mapping 2 million farms with ODK in order to keep local food supply chains thriving during the pandemic. Learn more.
  • Malawi: ODK is used to monitor the distribution of millions of facemasks as well as to map heath facilities across the nation. Learn more.
  • Somalia: Contact tracing data from 4,000 health workers trained by the WHO flows through ODK. Learn more.
  • India: The Ministry of Health and partners have deployed ODK in key health facilities for case detection. Learn more.
  • Spain: Spanish Red Cross uses ODK and Enketo to feed dashboards monitoring which SRC activities and equipment are supporting the government’s response. Learn more
  • South Sudan: WHO and the Ministry of Health rely on ODK to get real-time data on contacts. Learn more.
  • Niger: WHO’s surveillance for COVID-19 cases is powered by ODK. Learn more.
  • Kenya: CORE Group’s community health volunteers capture potential human and animal cases on ODK. Learn more.
  • Philippines: Quarantined and hospitalized cases in Region 12 are reported using ODK. Learn more.
  • Pakistan: Red Crescent Society conducts beneficiary registration for food distribution with ODK. Learn more.
  • Zimbabwe: Surveillance teams use ODK for contact tracing. Learn more
  • Burundi: Health workers use ODK to assess surveillance capacity. Learn more

If you are using or thinking about using ODK for the COVID-19 response please let us know at We’d love to learn more about your work so we can better support it.