In December 2014, we convened 120+ stakeholders across the public, private, and non-profit sectors to grasp a common understanding of the facts surrounding the Ebola crisis and to decide on which priority issues the group may want to devote time and resources. We left the meeting with five priority areas: strengthening health systems, infrastructure & data, logistics, coordination & communication during response, and storytelling.
We reconvened nearly 50 stakeholders on a webinar in February 2015 to gauge their interest. Several corporate members were actively working on data- and vaccine-related projects with the public sector. When polled, nearly all 50 webinar attendees indicated that they want to re-convene ASAP to see what pilot projects they can launch together.