- by Alison

Creativity beats dengue. Break Dengue participates at this year’s ISNTD festival

Break Dengue is proud to be one of the patrons in this year’s ISNTD Festival. 

On the 23rd of February representatives from creative industries will come together in London to try and find innovative solutions for global health. New media, film, theater, radio, photography, documentary, e-health, social media and digital marketing are just some of the industries present at the festival. 

Together we can find dengue

Break Dengue presented three challenges to be tackled by the festival participants:

  • Communication & increasing awareness of dengue burden and risks at global level;
  • Generating better data about dengue, dengue surveillance and creation of a Dengue Barometer;
  • Building ambassadors and mobilizing the scientific community.

We are committed to implementing the most scalable and sustainable idea on how to communicate the dengue risk, develop the prediction tool and build a strong scientific community. We will carefully analyse all submissions per each challenge and offer a symbolic prize to the best ideas.

Follow our Twitter account on the day for live updates and this blog to find out more about the hackathon ideas.

Fighting dengue with data creativity

As part of the festival, a series of speakers will talk about innovative solutions for global health. Some of the participants include representatives from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BBC Media Action, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, The Leprosy Mission England & Wales etc.

Nicholas Brooke, CEO for Break Dengue and the Synergist will talk about ways of fighting dengue with an innovative platform and data collaboration tool.

Find out here more about the event.