USAID’s ‘Grand Challenges’ To Test Potential Ebola Innovations

New York Times: Contest Seeks Novel Tools for the Fight Against Ebola
“The well-prepared Ebola fighter in West Africa may soon have some new options: protective gear that zips off like a wet suit, ice-cold underwear to make life inside the sweltering suits more bearable, or lotions that go on like bug spray and kill or repel the lethal virus. Those ideas are among the contenders to win the Ebola ‘Grand Challenges’ contest announced in October by the United States Agency for International Development, or among those being considered by the agency without having formally entered the contest…” (McNeil, 12/12).