Google, Optum, and Microsoft have teamed up with a number of other individuals and organizations on “The Trinity Challenge” to prevent the next global health scare. The founding members of The Trinity Challenge include (in alphabetical order): Aviva, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Brunswick Group, Discovery Group, Facebook, GlaxoSmithKline, Global Virome Project, Google, HKUMed, Internews, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, Institute of Health Metrics Evaluation, Legal & General, London School of Economics, McKinsey & Co., Microsoft, Northeastern University, Optum, Reckitt Benckiser, Tencent, University of Cambridge, and Zenysis Technologies. The goal of The Trinity Challenge is to better prepare society for the health, social, and economic impacts of health emergencies, like pandemics.
The term “The Trinity Challenge” refers to two connected entities:
- A public challenge, inviting the best work to promote the public good by the means of data & analytics and granting significant support and awards to the best contributions around pandemic preparedness and response for the inaugural round running from autumn 2020 to spring 2021.
- A coalition of globally leading institutions from the private and public sector (“Founding Members” and “Members”) that has formed around the core idea of the challenge. The coalition is united by the common aim of using data and advanced analytics to develop insights and actions to contribute to a world better protected from health emergencies.
The Trinity Challenge is open to anyone from around the world who would like to contribute their thinking to any of the Challenge categories. A Challenge Team is any individual or group of individuals who submits an idea or insight to the Challenge. The first round of The Trinity Challenge started in September 2020, and formal applications opened in early October. The submission period will close in January 2021. In this round, Challenge Teams are encouraged to develop a contribution that makes use of data and advanced analytics to help improve the ability to identify, respond to, and recover from health emergencies related to infectious disease.
This was reported by McKinsey & Company on September 14, 2020.
Contact information: The Trinity Challenge, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 500 Fifth Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98109; 206-709-3400; Website: https://thetrinitychallenge.org/