PandemicTech Co-founder Andrew Nerlinger announces the formation of the Global Health Security Fund on November 30th, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland

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What we’re working on: The Global Health Security Fund (GHS Fund). Announced on November 30th, 2021, in Geneva during the New horizons for investing in innovations for global health and resilient health systems event organized by UNAIDS Health Innovation Exchange during the World Health Assembly. Watch it here.

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Luis Ochoa Carrera, Andrew Nerlinger, and Lisa McDonald in Austin, Texas; June 2021

After a narrow window of optimism in the U.S. — and a welcomed but too brief chance to see our family and friends in person — the Delta variant seems to have taken us back in time to February 2021 or July 2020. …

Ifeanyi Nsofor, CEO of EpiAFRIC and Director of Policy and Advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch, has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship

Nigerian physician and public health expert Ifeanyi Nsofor has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship to support his efforts to promote healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa, including organizing the September 2021 Health Meets Tech Pan-African Hackathon in Abuja, Nigeria.

A public health physician from Nigeria, Dr. Nsofor is Director…

Aniegbe Joel Ifenna, a medical student at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and PandemicTech Innovation Fellow 2020.

Aniegbe Joel Ifenna, a medical student at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship to support his work creating the Lion Science Park Health Hub at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Launched in October 2020, the Lion Health Hub is an initiative aimed at stimulating…

Argentinian biorisk management and biosecurity expert Mayra Ameneiros has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship

Argentinian biorisk management and biosecurity expert Mayra Belén Ameneiros has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship for her efforts to support PandemicTech’s collaboration with Cairo University to build biosafety and biosecurity training capacity in Egypt. …

Cornelious Bernard, Founder and CEO of Ibhar Technologies, has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship for 2020

Cornelious Bernard, Founder and CEO of Ibhar Technologies (Bangalore, India), has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship for 2020 to support development of an Infection Prevention and Control Index that can help organizations gain insights into how well their infection control programs are functioning and bring about necessary improvements. …

by Andrew Nerlinger and Lisa McDonald

Photography: “A Pandemic of Ignorance”. Location: Mexico City, Mexico. Artist unknown. September 2020.

As we enter what appears to be the third wave of COVID-19 in the United States, PandemicTech senior advisor Luis Ochoa Carrera sent the above photo to remind us that we are not only battling the virus itself but also broad misinformation and lack…

Raphael Garcia, Operations Assistant at New Venture Institute at Flinders University and PandemicTech Innovation Fellow 2020

Raphael Garcia, Operations Assistant at New Venture Institute (NVI) at Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia), has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship for 2020 to support his work designing and manufacturing innovative diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases. He has collaborated with Dr. Endalamaw Gadisa, a microbiologist at the Armauer Hansen Research…

Fatima Aziz, Research Coordinator at Aga Khan University and PandemicTech Innovation Fellow 2020

Fatima Aziz, a Ph.D. student at the University of Karachi and a Research Coordinator in the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at Aga Khan University, has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship for 2020 to support her efforts to develop technology-driven communications that improve biosafety and biosecurity training capacity in Pakistan.

by Andrew Nerlinger and Lisa McDonald

Street Art: “Wear a Mask” at the South Austin Little League. Media: string on fence. July 2020.

Greetings from Austin, Texas, where it appears we may be returning towards another shutdown — a situation that highlights the need to maintain a long term outlook towards fighting COVID-19 and preventing future pandemics. …

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