USAID’s Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge Helps Baylor Team Develop Mobile Clinics For Disease Outbreaks

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Emergency Smart Pods – Transforming Containers into Modern Medical Clinics
Avery Waite, program analyst at USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, discusses the work of Sharmila Anandasabapathy, professor of medicine in gastroenterology and director of Baylor Global Initiatives and the Baylor Global Innovation Center at Baylor College of Medicine, and her team, who have developed an Emergency Smart Pod that “can serve as an isolation unit for patient care during infectious disease outbreaks, such as the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa.” Waite notes Anandasabapathy’s team was “selected as one of 14 winners of USAID’s Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge, which aimed to provide health care workers on the front lines with better tools to battle the epidemic” (4/2).