RFA: Combating Zika and Future Threats: A Grand Challenge for Development

To stop the spread of Zika and prevent other infectious disease outbreaks, USAID launched Combating Zika and Future Threats: A Grand Challenge for Development. The challenge calls upon the global innovator community to generate cutting-edge approaches to fight the current Zika outbreak and to help strengthen the world’s response to infectious diseases in the future.

The Challenge seeks to spur innovation for interventions like vector control, personal protection, surveillance, sample transport, and community engagement.

USAID will invest up to $30 million in the Challenge, and has also partnered with OpenIDEO to launch an open innovation platform that crowdsources insights and ideas to inform, inspire and guide creative solutions to the Grand Challenge that are deeply grounded in what communities want and need.

From USAID.

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