Innovations

The Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge for Development is supporting 14 innovations identified for their potential to reinforce the response to current and future Ebola outbreaks. Selected from a pool of over 1,500 ideas through a rapid, rigorous review by U.S. Government experts and international partners, these ideas address a broad range of gaps in our near-term and long-term global response capacity. The award nominees fall into six categories: increasing the protection and comfort of health care workers and patients, improved health care worker tools, decontaminants, rapidly deployable care settings, behavior change, and cutting-edge health information technology solutions that enhance the current response and provide a bridge toward longer-term recovery. Together, these innovations will work to strengthen Ebola-affected communities and health care systems, establishing a foundation for resilience.


CUTTING-EDGE TOOLS FOR ENHANCED PATIENT CARE

 
 Wearable Patient Sensors  Scripps, PhysIQ, & Rhythm Diagnostic

Wearable Patient Sensors
Scripps, PhysIQ, & Rhythm Diagnostic

 DripAssist  Shift Labs

DripAssist
Shift Labs

 

REIMAGINING THE HEALTH CARE SETTING TO ENHANCE CARE, INCREASE ACCESS AND IMPROVE WORKER SAFETY

 Next Generation Tent  Makerere University

Next Generation Tent
Makerere University

 Emergency ‘Smart’ Pod (ESP)  Baylor College of Medicine

Emergency ‘Smart’ Pod (ESP)
Baylor College of Medicine

 Rapidly Deployable ETUs  Modula S Inc

Rapidly Deployable ETUs
Modula S Inc

IMPROVING THE SAFETY OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS: 
SUITS AND PROTECTIVE LAYERS

 Re-Engineered Health Care Worker Suit  International Personnel Protection

Re-Engineered Health Care Worker Suit
International Personnel Protection

 A Safer and Faster-Doffing PPE     Johns Hopkins & Jhpiego

A Safer and Faster-Doffing PPE
Johns Hopkins & Jhpiego

 SPR Barrier Technology  SPR Advanced Technologies, Inc.

SPR Barrier Technology
SPR Advanced Technologies, Inc.

IMPROVING THE SAFETY OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS: 
DECONTAMINANTS

 
 Decontamination Chambers  TOMI Environmental Solutions

Decontamination Chambers
TOMI Environmental Solutions

 Highlight: Powdered Bleach Additive  Columbia University - Kinnos Inc.

Highlight: Powdered Bleach Additive
Columbia University - Kinnos Inc.

 

CHANGING BEHAVIOR TO ELIMINATE EBOLA 

 
 Community Education Platform  IBM Research - Africa

Community Education Platform
IBM Research - Africa

 Africa Stop Ebola 3 D Family Productions

Africa Stop Ebola
3D Family Productions

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS 

 
 CommCare  Dimagi

CommCare
Dimagi

 mHero  IntraHealth International

mHero
IntraHealth International