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Application Deadline: Innovate4Health Global Student Design Sprint on Emerging Infectious Diseases

Innovate4Health is a global design sprint for student teams to design innovative solutions to address emerging infectious diseases.

Organized by the ReAct—Action on Antibiotic Resistance, the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), and the IDEA (Innovation + Design Enabling Access) Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Innovate4Health offers student teams the opportunity to join the front lines of the fight against antimicrobial resistance and COVID-19.

Student teams are encouraged to innovate around one of three pillars:

  1. Ensuring effective prevention and treatment of emerging infectious diseases in the hospital setting
  2. Preventing zoonotic disease transmission in food systems
  3. Making community health systems more resilient to emerging infectious diseases.

Innovate4Health is looking for student teams (2-4 students per team) with ideas for innovative solutions. Through the design sprint, teams will work through ideation, implementation, and advocacy strategies to support the adoption of these approaches. The selected teams will work with a team of experts to co-construct their solutions through both recorded and live learning sessions.

The deadline for team applications is Sunday, October 18, 2020. For questions, please contact the team at



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Submission Guidelines


October 18, 2020


8:00 am - 5:00 pm