Supporting generation of ideas for Zika virus and global health security
The Zika Innovation Challenge aims to contribute tangible ideas and actionable solutions that might mitigate the challenges related to the Zika epidemic in the Americas, and global health security at large. Ideas and solutions for the Zika Innovation Challenge should address one of three major focus areas, and each team can determine the focus area on which they will work. It is notable that these ideas may also be relevant and applicable to other epidemics and outbreaks that threaten our global health security.
Throughout the challenge, interdisciplinary teams of students will have the opportunity to learn from Duke and external experts through the Kickoff Event and workshops. Top teams will have the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of expert judges, and the top two teams will have the opportunity to present their ideas to the team at USAID mandated to identify innovations around Zika and global health security.