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Winner of the National App Award 

On April 18, 2015, CriticaLink was proud to be selected by the Bangladesh ICT Ministry as the winner of the National App Award in the Health and Environment Category.  We would like to thank our partners at Miaki VAS for their excellent work in helping us develop this mobile app which shares first aid tips and alerts the closest volunteer First Responders when someone is injured and needs their help.

Program Director Rahat Hossain accepts the National App Award with several volunteers from the CriticaLink Executive Committee

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CriticaLink launches with Facebook’s internet.org to provide greater access to emergency services in Bangladesh.

Robi became the first telecom operator in Bangladesh to partner with Internet.org and Bangladesh became the 10th country to launch the Free Internet Initiative in the world.

Internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative to provide connectivity to the two thirds of the world without internet access. It provides access to more than 25 basic internet websites for free including government information, job postings, e-commerce, educational information, women’s health, emergency contacts, weather updates and news. Read more…

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Jennifer Farrell, Founder of CriticaLink at TEDx

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Injuries and road accidents result in more than 5.8 million deaths worldwide

The majority, more than 5.2 million, of which occur in low-and-middle income countries such as Bangladesh, where there is no nationally developed emergency medical services (EMS) system to provide urgent medical care to people on the streets.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ animation=”none” column_padding=”padding-3-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″][vc_column_text]

For every 2 people who die in the United States from road accident injuries, 160 people die in Bangladesh.

In countries like Bangladesh it is estimated that more than 85% of accident victims die before they ever reach the hospital, many of whom could have been saved if they had faster access to basic medical care at the scene of the accident.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_content” bg_position=”center center” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”center” bg_image=”2738″ id=”project” exclude_row_header_color_inherit=”true”][vc_column width=”1/1″ animation=”none” column_padding=”padding-3-percent” background_color_opacity=”1″ column_link=”#home” column_padding_position=”all”][vc_column_text]

What is CriticaLink

CriticaLink was founded in 2014 as a non-profit social enterprise with the goal of saving lives in Bangladesh by training volunteer First Responders in life-saving emergency medical skills — bleeding control, splinting of fractures, triage, burn care, CPR, etc. — and using an innovative, location-based mobile network to quickly dispatch the closest volunteers to the scene of an accident to provide help to injured citizens.

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We train volunteers as emergency First Responders

Volunteers are trained in triage, moving patients, protecting head/spine, bleeding control, fracture care/splinting, burn care, choking, and CPR. We currently have teams of First Responders in 7 areas of Dhaka and have trained and certified close to 150 people to participate in the pilot project.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ animation=”none” column_padding=”no-extra-padding” background_color_opacity=”1″ delay=”200″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″ enable_animation=”true” animation=”grow-in” delay=”200″ column_padding=”no-extra-padding” centered_text=”true”][vc_column_text][icon color=”Accent-Color” image=”fa-phone”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

We connect our volunteers with a mobile application

We have designed a location-based mobile application that alerts our First Responders when there is someone close to them that needs their help. By being a location-based service, we hope we can get care to people within minutes, even in a city like Dhaka where traffic is severe.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ animation=”none” column_padding=”no-extra-padding” background_color_opacity=”1″ delay=”400″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″ enable_animation=”true” animation=”grow-in” delay=”400″ column_padding=”no-extra-padding” centered_text=”true”][vc_column_text][icon color=”Accent-Color” image=”fa-sitemap”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

We set-up an emergency number and operational call-center

During the pilot phase of this project, CriticaLink will have 1-2 call-center operators available to dispatch volunteers during the call center hours of 8am-11pm. After the initial pilot phase, we hope to have the service available 24/7.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ animation=”none” column_padding=”no-extra-padding” background_color_opacity=”1″ delay=”600″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″ enable_animation=”true” animation=”grow-in” delay=”600″ column_padding=”no-extra-padding” centered_text=”true”][vc_column_text][icon color=”Accent-Color” image=”fa-globe”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

CriticaLink can save lives anywhere in the world

CriticaLink is a system that can theoretically be implemented anywhere in the world, not just in Dhaka. Our goal is to run a successful pilot phase and then take this mobile app and location-based dispatch center anywhere in the world where people need help.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_content” bg_position=”left top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” top_padding=”4%” bottom_padding=”2%” id=”donate” exclude_row_header_color_inherit=”true”][vc_column width=”1/1″ animation=”none” centered_text=”true” column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″][vc_column_text]

Help CriticaLink Save Lives

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Supporting Volunteers

Each of our trained volunteer First Responders will be equipped with SIM cards and mobile data as well as a T-shirt and photo ID badge so police and bystanders can recognize them as trained First Responders.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”30″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][image_with_animation image_url=”3409″ animation=”Flip In” img_link_target=”_self” el_class=”circular”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″ animation=”none” column_padding=”padding-3-percent” column_padding_position=”left”][vc_column_text]

Training New Volunteers

The cost of training new volunteers includes renting space for training, purchasing new adult CPR dummies, printing cost for workbooks, study notes, and exams.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”25″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][image_with_animation image_url=”3403″ animation=”Flip In” img_link_target=”_self” el_class=”circular”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″ animation=”none” column_padding=”padding-3-percent” column_padding_position=”left”][vc_column_text]

Operating the Dispatch System

Cover the cost of absorbing phone calls to call-center to maintain a free service for people who report accidents.

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App Development

Keep our app updated as well as develop versions for iOS and Windows phones

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Where does your money go?

CriticaLink is a non-profit organization (501c3 in process) that uses volunteer First Responders to save lives, but we need your help! Please consider making a donation to support our organization. You can use the form below or, if you have questions, contact us here.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”30″][vc_column_text][single_step_submit_donation_form][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_content” bg_position=”left bottom” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” scene_position=”center” text_color=”light” text_align=”left” top_padding=”4%” bottom_padding=”0″ id=”volunteer” exclude_row_header_color_inherit=”true” vertically_center_columns=”true” background_image_mobile_hidden=”true” bg_color=”#333333″][vc_column width=”1/2″ animation=”none” column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_image=”3417″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ animation=”none” centered_text=”true” column_padding=”padding-7-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″][vc_column_text]

Get Involved

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1. Download the Android App and use it to report accidents.

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2. CriticaLink depends on its volunteer first responders to bring help to people who need it.

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