The Tech Access Partnership is a technology matchmaking platform which aims to support developing countries scale up local production of critical health technologies needed to combat COVID-19 and ensure equitable access to the essential health technologies of personal protective equipment, medical devices such as ventilators and diagnostics and testing materials.

Support includes:

Product information
Digital warehouse of manufacturing and design specifications, technical knowledge and information required to increase capacity.

Technical guidance
Lifeline of technical support to help manufacturers troubleshoot issues they may encounter as they seek to ramp up production, including information on market dynamics and regulatory hurdles.

A platform to match companies based on expertise, needs and capacity.

This dire situation brings with it an unprecedented opportunity to build local manufacturing capability across the developing world, empowering countries to ensure their populations get the equipment they need.”

Joshua Setipa, Managing Director, United Nations Technology Bank