Emergency Zika Design Challenge
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and Jhpiego invite you to take part in a weekend design challenge to focus on the prevention of mosquito bites in an effort to reduce the spread of Zika. Despite significant efforts and technological advancements, mosquitoes continue to pose considerable public health problems across wide geographical areas. The public health cost is enormous. There is a recent association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in infants born to women infected during pregnancy and Guillain-Barre syndrome in Zika-infected individuals.
New ideas and designs can help save lives. YOU can help save lives!
Who Should Attend?
A gathering of unlike minds from all quadrants of The Johns Hopkins University community—from experts in global health to vector control, biomedical engineers and materials scientists, public health students and infectious disease specialists—motivated by a unique panel of experts from around the world and inspired to innovate new solutions to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses and save lives.