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Cure: Chronic Diseases

Accepting solutions

CoLab members create solutions

11/01/16 04:00 EDT - 01/20/17 04:00 EST
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

01/20/17 04:00 EST - 02/09/17 05:00 EST
Voting
CoLab judges select winners

02/09/17 05:00 EST - 03/02/17 11:00 EST
Finalists present
03/02/17 11:00 EST - 03/08/17 05:00 EST
Solvers selected
03/08/17 05:00 EST
How can we help people prevent, detect and manage chronic diseases, especially in resources-limited settings? 

We are facing a chronic disease crisis. Worldwide, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are responsible for 27 million deaths annually, over 75% of which occur in low- and middle-income countries. In addition to ending millions of lives, chronic diseases have major economic costs: estimates suggest they will result in tens of trillions of dollars in lost global economic output between 2011 and 2030, and in the U.S. alone, these diseases account for over $600 billion in medical costs each year

 

The Solve community aims to help fill some of the acute gaps in thinking, implementation, and discovery which exist in the effort to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. To jumpstart thinking, application, and innovation to mitigate chronic disease cost, morbidity, and mortality, the Solve community can:

 

  • Suggest chronic disease prevention models that can both reduce cost and improve health outcomes, particularly in low-income and developing country settings.
     
  • Propose innovative strategies for chronic disease screening, especially to increase early detection.
     
  • Develop low-cost, rapidly scalable tools and technologies to help patients and caregivers more efficiently and effectively manage chronic disease burdens.

 

15 Solutions

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