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This report presents the key insights and findings from a Comparative review of the First Aid App funded by the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC). Results are based on a combination of primary and secondary research focusing in participating countries: Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar and Switzerland. Primary research, consisting of face-to-face and virtual semi-structured interviews was undertaken with eight countries, in order to examine their experiences of the development, roll-out and marketing of the app. Secondary research involving the analysis of Google Analytics data and reviews of the app was undertaken to understand the use of and engagement with the app and user feedback on the app in each country. In parallel, desk-based research was performed to understand the local context of each country and to inform the findings.
The First Aid app allows citizens and volunteers to learn or refresh appropriate first aid procedures or disaster countermeasures (before and during an emergency). This study was led by Trilateral Research (TRI), with support from Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), Utah State University (USU) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC).