Dan Lucey, 3 May 2015
Three-hundred people participated in the “Ebola Innovation Summit” (April 2015) hosted by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Skoll Global Threats Foundation, and US Agency for International Development (USAID). They focused on four challenge areas: (1) Data strengthening and coordination; (2) Diagnostics; (3) Social Mobilization; and (4) Emergency Infrastructure and Logistics. Among other things, this event provided insight for the Foundation which, in early August 2014, pledged $100 million to a multi-pronged emergency response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, with more than 20 recipient organizations.
Following the Summit, Paul Allen posted four of the “most important lessons” he took away from the day:
(1) “Innovation comes in all forms”. More