Limiting the Spread of Dengue with Mobile Technology
December 15, 2016 by Vannsan NOU
Controlling dengue requires timely reporting from the affected community. Simply put, if mosquito larvae can be controlled, dengue can be controlled. The Laos Department of Communicable Diseases Control (DCDC), Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia have begun an initiative to combat the spread of dengue through the use of mobile technology.
EpiHackTM Myanmar 2016
May 16, 2016 by Matías García Isaía
From April 25th to 29th, Juan & I went all the way to Yangon, to facilitate on the EpiHackTM Myanmar 2016. EpiHackTM is a hack-a-thon that brings developers and health professionals together to create technology that addresses specific issues around infectious diseases. During an EpiHackTM, you engage full time with a group of ~50 health and technology experts for a five day collaborative workshop to find and report outbreaks faster.
EpiHackTM for Mass Gatherings Kicks Off in Rio
July 6, 2015 by Bruce Lowry
We, along with our partners OpenDream, Epitrack, and InSTEDD, are hosting an EpiHackTM in Rio to explore the potential for participatory disease surveillance at mass gatherings. By letting people report on their own symptoms, can we get a better handle on disease outbreaks at big events like the World Cup, music festivals, the Olympics and more?
EpiHackTM Tanzania 2014
December 14, 2014 by Santiago Palladino
During this past week, Martín and I had the pleasure of attending EpiHackTM Tanzania 2014 in Arusha as InSTEDD facilitators of the event. This EpiHackTM, 3rd of its nature, was organised by SACIDS with the support of the Skoll Global Threats Fund. The facilitator team was integrated by the two us, plus Channe Suy and Sokmesa Khiev from iLab SEA, as well as Keng Susumpow and Bunny Petra from Opendream Thailand, who shared their experiences from previous events in Chiang Mai (Thailand) and Laos.
Health hacks to fight against the next global pandemic
July 24, 2014 by Tharum Bun
Silicon Valley has inspired a series of hackathons across Asia to build a front-line defense against disease outbreaks in remote and under resourced areas of the region. Called EpiHackTM, the events seek to find ways to collect, track, and share data on emerging disease pandemics.
Wrap up from EpiHackTM
August 9, 2013 by Bruce Lowry
After three days of designing and hacking, the digital disease surveillance hack-a-thon we’ve been sponsoring in Cambodia, EpiHackTM , has come to a close. As newcomers to the hack-a-thon model, our team has been impressed with the overall productivity and the projects that emerged. We are honored and excited to have witnessed the transformation of these great systems that now incorporate participatory surveillance and are excited to see how they will be implemented!