€10,000 Prize: Help us to Break Dengue

Apply before: December 20, 2016

We are looking for pilot initiatives or simply ideas to design and test new approaches to integrating a dengue vaccine as part of a holistic plan to combat dengue. These ideas or initiatives should ideally identify, understand and address community-level drivers and barriers for dengue vaccine integration, its sustained uptake and/or compliance.

Perhaps you are an expert in vector control, prevention, surveillance, or other relevant fields. You might be a healthcare professional in a country impacted by dengue. Or perhaps an active member of a community involved in the fight against dengue.

The Break Dengue Community Action Prize offers €10,000 for projects that maximise the impact of public health interventions by integrating the new vaccine into the anti-dengue arsenal.

The Prize was initiated at a workshop at the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, in June 2016. The objective of the workshop, focused on dengue vaccination adoption, was to explore and understand perceptions and concerns around dengue vaccination, especially among NGOs and international organizations. To learn more about the outcomes of this workshop, including the importance of community engagement in dengue prevention, click here.

This is why we need your participation.

Dengue causes nearly 400 million infections annually, impacting half of the world’s population. It is an enormous public health challenge that demands a collective effort.

  • Nearly400 millioninfections annually

“The world today continues to offer a myriad of new data sources and innovations, all which have the potential to offer new solutions and perspectives to dramatically change the dengue fever landscape. In this period of transition, we believe that those who can offer the most creative or innovative solutions need support and trust from our community. The Break Dengue Prize is our way to shine a light on their work, and directly support and nurture their promising ideas and solutions, so that they can become a reality.”
Nicholas Brooke
Executive Director The Synergist

Proposals should:

  • Have SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound)
  • Show scalability potential
  • Demonstrate potential sustainability
  • Arise from understanding and insights to community’s needs, drivers, barriers, priorities and strengths
  • Consider monitoring & ongoing evaluation

Do you have an initiative or campaign that could help to combat dengue fever in your community through behavioural change? Share your project with us and be in with a chance to win €10,000 to expand the impact of your campaign.

To enter, simply fill out the form below and tell us more about your work. You can check the terms and conditions here. Contact us if you have any questions.

The next steps are:

  • 20 Dec.

    Application deadline

  • Feb. 2017

    Jury will deliberate and decide on a winner

  • 23 Feb.

    Announcing the winner during the ISNTD Festival

Meet our jury

  • Dr. Pratit Samdani, member of the Break Dengue Editorial Committee, Honorary Associate Professor of Medicine at Sir J.J. Group of Hospital and Unit Head G.T.Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Bhatia Hospital, Saifee Hospital, Cumballa Hill Hospital, Global Hospital, Mumbai

  • Kamran Rafiq, member of the Break Dengue Editorial Committee, Communications Director at the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases

  • Dr. Bernadette Hendrickx, member of the Break Dengue Scientific Committee, CEO of Science Applied to Human Biology Consulting

  • Dr. Trudie Lang, Professor of Global Health Research at the University of Oxford and Director at The Global Health Network

  • Nicholas Brooke, Executive Director, The Synergist

  • Gary Finnegan, Chief Editor, Break Dengue

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

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