Via OpenIDEO.com: Fighting Ebola. Click through for the full website and video. Excerpt:
Faced with the escalating Ebola epidemic and the need for a coordinated global response, USAID and partners have seen a clear urgency for innovative ideas to improve healthcare delivery and restrict the spread of the disease. On September 26th, 2014, President Obama announced this need and called upon everyone, together, to design the next solution.
In response to this crisis, USAID and partners have launched Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development to help healthcare workers on the front lines provide better care and stop the spread of Ebola.
This initiative will encompass two parts – the first begins today on OpenIDEO! Our global community is invited to participate on the platform in critical knowledge-gathering, collaboration and ideation to generate actionable solutions to the Ebola epidemic. During this process, strong ideas may be encouraged to apply for funding in subsequent components of the Grand Challenge for Development by USAID and partners.
You don’t have to be an expert in healthcare or infectious disease to contribute your insights and ideas – in fact, some of the brightest solutions may be found in the most unthinkable corners.