Eradicating Ebola in 100 days

Life science/Healthcare


UPDATE: (01/25/2015): The study, Global disaster readiness 2.0: Lessons from Ebola, and an Ebola attitude survey, Yegii’s Ebola Survey 2015: Attitudes to Ebola in the US, Europe and Asia are now released to the public and was recently sent to a selected group of international governments and NGOs (see press release 01/25/2015). For media requests regarding this challenge contact Yegii. For recent Boston Globe coverage, see From MIT, crowdsourcing a response to Ebola. A set of relevant knowledge assets are freely available, see Ebola knowledge assets. Stopping the spread of Ebola, or other serious epidemics in the future, as quickly as possible, is crucial. Yegii, the insight network, now offers you the opportunity to explore solutions to the world's Ebola problem, work with a team, and get an audience for your analysis and recommendations. The aim is to supplement the ongoing thinking in (inter) governmental actors and specific NGOs with an alternative, independent, consulting style perspective. We aim to kick-start a process that is not blinded by current organizational lenses. This is an open innovation challenge, using a broad array of spare capacity brainpower. You could be the right person to contribute, regardless of your current affiliation or background. Discuss and suggest innovative ideas Could Ebola really be eradicated in 100 days? Only with out of the box thinking and innovative suggestions.

We're currently exploring short term interventions such as: revamping training protocols and equipment for point of care diagnostics, mobile labs that don't require medical expertise, rapid launch game changing technology and products, new approaches to prevention, and alternative treatment approaches (on site instead of in hospitals), as well as long term interventions such as: literacy programs, layperson healthcare training programs and awareness, new types of partnerships, and more. We're also developing a hierarchy of the most important Ebola resources. (Trond Undheim, Ph.D., President and Co-founder, Yegii, Inc.)
We've got experts lined up but are still recruiting folks with medical, tech, policy, or industry experience. For instance, if you have insight into the current containment of Ebola in either West Africa, the United States, or elsewhere where there currently are active cases, we are very interested in what you have to say. There is a lot of noise and fear being spread on the topic of Ebola and our objective is to bring forward key insight, technologies, protocols, and ongoing points of focus. Anyone who has spent time researching this matter, including knowledge junkies, is welcome to share their knowledge with current challenge participants. Early public contributions to the group includes the commentary Ebola: The dark side of globalization ( Findings will be public and will be handed over to the WHO, US, EU and relevant African governments, and will be sent to major pharma players, startups, and NGOs. How to get involved To become involved, one must follow two simple steps. The first is to register and identify your experience as an expert on the Yegii platform here. The second step is to submit an initial response to how one would approach Eradicating Ebola in 100 days. About Yegii Yegii is the definitive resource for industries re-shaped by emerging technology, policy, user dynamics or business models. For more info on our process for solving challenges and engaging experts, consult Yegii's website.

Deadline: Friday, November 14 , 2014
How can Ebola be stopped? Where can you find the best insight about Ebola? Who are the top experts? What are the top organizations to listen to? As part of your answer, please list the top 5 knowledge assets, sharing them through Yegii's knowledge base.

Deadline: Monday, November 17, 2014
What should be done about Ebola immediately--and by whom-why is it not happening, and how can it change?

Deadline: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
How can the world eradicate Ebola in 100 days? What are the concrete steps? Who needs to agree? Who needs to implement?