Fighting Ebola: USAID Grand Challenge for Development.

USAID is calling on the global community to share pioneering ideas that deliver practical and cost-effective innovations in a matter of months. Regardless of background, experience or knowledge of Ebola, your bold thinking is necessary to address this crisis, to improve delivery of care, and stem the spread of disease.

Ebola virus has infected thousands of people in West Africa. The alert has been sounded by the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and the world is scrambling to respond to curtail further suffering and bring this epidemic under control

USAID is partnering with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the
United States Department of Defense to launch:

  • An open innovation platform to crowdsource and incubate innovative ideas to improve delivery of care and stem the spread of disease, including improvements in PPE;
  • A challenge competition to fund and test innovations for PPE, infection treatment and control; and
  • Partnerships for rapid testing and deploying the best solutions.

    Create Solutions to Fight Ebola

    There are two ways YOU can help:

    Engage with an online global community of solvers hosted by OpenIDEO to share your insights and ideas so we can tackle this issue together. JOIN THE CONVERSATION NOW.

    Submit ideas for challenge grants and partnerships – to test and develop innovative solutions and establish critical partnerships. COMING SOON.

    For More Information:

    Visit the Official Webpage of the USAID Grand Challenge for Development.


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