Imagine if those creative individuals could speak directly to the institutions with the power and responsibility for delivering new policies and services.

Imagine if the smartest and most innovative people could come together to fight Zika quickly and easily.

Imagine if the epidemiologist, the computer scientist, the urban planner and those with diverse know how could talk to one another to design actionable solutions to the root causes of mosquito borne illness.


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Assessing Public Awareness

What are the most effective ways to capture the public's understanding of mosquito born diseases? How to use these findings to inform the design of campaigns to improve public awareness?

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Aug 31 2016

Communication and Behavior Change

What are the most effective ways for getting the public to change behavior to prevent mosquito breeding and mosquito bites and get proper access to healthcare?

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Sep 07 2016


What innovative approaches are available for using data to predict factors influencing outbreaks, such as mosquito infestations, patterns of human habitation and movement, climate & environmental factors, and rates and other forms of transmission?

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Oct 26 2016

Trash and Standing Water

What can be done to eliminate uncollected waste andstanding water where Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes breed?

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Sep 21 2016

Information Collection/Data Governance

How do we develop policies and practices for better epidemiological data collection and for sharing data with the appropriate authorities?

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Sep 28 2016

Long Term Care

How do we provide support for families with members at risk or already suffering with chronic effects of Zika, like Microcephaly?

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Oct 19 2016

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In a series of weekly, 2-hour web-based conferences, experts from around the world will discuss innovative and practical ways to tackle the root causes of Zika and mosquito-borne diseases. These small-group discussions are intended to foster brainstorming of actionable new strategies in conversation with those government officials responsible for managing the outbreaks.

Would you like to lend your skills to tackle a public health emergency? Deliberate with diverse innovators and professionals to refine good ideas into actionable projects? Join a conversation with government partners interested in implementing new approaches to combatting Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.

For more background about Smarter Crowdsourcing: Zika, read our Playbook, a step-by-step guide for the development of the project. It provides answers to frequently asked questions about participation in this initiative.


Presentation of the project at CityLab Conference, October 2016

In Press:
El primer cumpleaños de los niños afectados por el virus del zika (Article in Spanish)

Smarter Crowdsourcing for Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

A handbook of innovative legal, technical, and policy proposals and a guide to their implementation.
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