From the OpenIDEO Team and USAID, thank you! Thank you for all of your insights, energy and collaborative work during the Fighting Ebola Challenge. Many of the ideas generated on the platform inspired submissions to the USAID Grand Challenge for Development and are currently being reviewed for potential funding. Other ideas have sparked new communities and encouraged fresh, creative thinking.
All of this incredible work would not have been possible without considerable help from outside experts, communities and organizations. We want to take a moment to celebrate all of the people that helped made this challenge a reality.
Supportive Organizations: Thank you to all of the organizations doing life-changing work that helped spread the word to their networks through individual emails and social media mentions. Some of these organizations include: Echoing Green, Meridian International, X Prize, Creative KTN, SOCAP, Unreasonable Institute, the Breaking News Network and so many more.
On-the-Ground Perspective: Thank you to the people and organizations who provided invaluable on-the-ground perspective that helped guide, shape and refine our Challenge goals and the community’s ideas: Partners in Health, UCSF Department of Medicine, Medic Mobile, iLab Liberia, Michael Kleinman, Heidi Mosesnon, and the communities from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Thought Partners and Technical Assistance: Thanks to the many organizations that helped our community understand the complexities of the disease: CAMTech, Berkeley Lab, Physics @ UC Berkeley, Claudine Woo,Gretchen Addi and June Fisher.
Workshop Teams: So much great energy came from the many universities and organizations that held in-person hack-a-thons or challenges. Thank you to Duke, NYU, RISD, the Impact Hub network, and the Healthtech forum.