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Zika Innovation Hack-a-thon

By Amy Wachler | 18 Mar, 2016

i Everyone,

CAMTech and Global Disaster Response at Mass General Hospital's Global Health are calling on designers, engineers, clinicians and all innovators to help develop innovations that address the spread of the Zika virus and other vector-borne diseases. The Zika Innovation Hack-a-thon is taking place April 2-3 at MGH, and we need your knowledge and expertise for a 48-hour event to create new product concepts, design novel personal protective equipment and develop new methods for local vector control, all to help bend the curve of the Zika epidemic and similar outbreaks.

Applicants can apply here: bit.ly/HackZika and we are also looking for global health experts to serve as mentors over the weekend, so if you are interested in learning more, please contact me at ! We're eager to spread the word as much as possible about this very important event, so please share the attached flyer and event website with your colleagues, friends and global health influencers around the world.

Thanks so much and we hope to see you there!!

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Robespierre Ribeiro Replied at 10:38 AM, 21 Mar 2016

Dear Sirs(Madams)

Evidence has shown that eliminating the mosquitos larvae deposits can block
the spread of Zika vírus disease.

The cheapest quick and feseable way to fight Zika vírus epidemia would be
involving children and young adolescents in an inviroment (“ Battle Field”)
where they are very effective and love to spend long time in it: the
social network.

So, one must find a digital strategy (eg. Competition, money payment
rewards, etc).

I’m on holiday In Thailand and the idea of this kind of intervention just
came up to my mind.
To implement it is necessary to get a team of social network and digital
games experts.

If your institute be interested in promoting this intervention, I would
coordenate it in my town (Belo Horizonte city), where we are facing a fast
grow in Aedes population.


*Robespierre Queiroz da Costa Ribeiro MD, PhD, PostDoc*

Vigilância Epidemiológica das Doenças e Agravos Não-Transmissíveis/Promoção
da Saúde Secretaria de Estado de Saúde de Minas Gerais (Minas Gerais State
Secretariat for Health/Noncommunicable Disease Surveillance Sector/Health
Promotion - Minas Gerais/Brazil)

Tel: (+5531) 99992-7700

2016-03-18 10:26 GMT-03:00 Amy Wachler via GHDonline <>:

*Robespierre Queiroz da Costa Ribeiro MD, PhD, PostDoc*
Vigilância Epidemiológica das Doenças e Agravos Não-Transmissíveis/Promoção
da Saúde Secretaria de Estado de Saúde de Minas Gerais (*Minas Gerais* *State
Secretariat for Health/Noncommunicable Disease Surveillance Sector/Health
Promotion** - Minas Gerais/Brazil*)

Consultor científico (Scientific consultant)
International Life Sciences Institute – ILSI/Research

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Rehema Chande Mallya Replied at 12:03 AM, 23 Mar 2016

Many thanks for this useful information about ZiKa. Will share it in my

Rehema Chande-Mallya (PhD)
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AHILA (Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa)

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