An EpiHack™ is a three-to-six-day intensive workshop that brings software developers and health professionals together to create, adapt, and improve technologies that address specific issues around infectious diseases, such as disease surveillance. To date, Ending Pandemics has supported twelve EpiHacks across five continents with various partner organizations. Our website www.epihack.org features in-depth training materials for those engaged in organizing or facilitating an EpiHack event.
EpiHacks have resulted in the development of a variety of digital disease detection tools such as the Participatory One Health Digital Disease Detection (PODD) tool in Thailand, Larvae Survey Tools in Laos, the AfyaData mobile tools in Tanzania and Kenya, and the Guardians of Health participatory surveillance tool in Brazil. Over 500 health and technology professionals have engaged in EpiHack events to create and improve disease surveillance tools in partnership with host organizations such as Ministries of Health, Universities, and NGOs.