The Zika outbreak has created a surge of chronic conditions that calls for new investments in monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment.
The problems have been fleshed out into a briefing designed to describe the root causes of the problem, current approaches in different countries, and lessons learned from other domains.Read the Problem Description
Use online support communities akin to Patients Like Me to provide patient-to-patient support
Resource Offset: Research suggests that peer to peer support reduces hospitalizations and ER visits
Anita McGahan, University of Toronto
Develop 2-way SMS-based support systems like Text4Baby to provide long-term medical care and support cost-effectively
Resource Offset: Text messages can be donated or purchased in bulk; open source platform like RapidPro can safe software costs; long term savings derive from reduced hospitalizations
Alejandra Ruiz del Rio Prieto and Eduardo Clark, Prospera Digital (Presidencia de Mexico)