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Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development

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When: 
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:00pm

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 call 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. They have launched:

  • 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;
  • challenge competition to fund and test innovations for PPE, infection treatment and control; and
  • Partnerships for rapid testing and deploying the best solutions.

Find more information at: http://www.ebolagrandchallenge.net/

Submissions received by November 7, 2014, will be part of the first round of review, and submissions received by December 1, 2014, will be part of the second round of review. Expressions of interest received after December 1, 2014, will be reviewed in subsequent rounds. 

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