Collective health
The Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic has shown that modern society is vulnerable to infectious diseases. Medical technology alone is not enough to protect people from disease. Comprehensive measures are required, including ways of organizing social interactions and public spaces.
Universal Problem
Part of the population is more vulnerable to infectious diseases. At the same time, people cannot defend themselves. The proposed means of minimizing the risks of contamination are ineffective or have negative social and economic consequences. The spread of infectious diseases places an increased strain on the health-care system, making it difficult or impossible to provide timely health care to those in need.
Solution
Provision of accessible personal protective equipment. Organizing channels of social interactions weaks direct transmission of infection from individual to individual.
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In the future, measures to reduce the risk of infection do not create undue obstacles to the implementation of human life plans. It ensures that economic benefits are maximized and priority for the most vulnerable groups of the population.
Experiment Framework
Experiments are underway to retrofit housing and public spaces to reduce the risk of transmission of infection. It studies to establish information systems to monitor disease incidence and alert of possible infection.

Architectural bureau MASS Design Group has developed a guide on how to build comfortable and virus-free housing for the older generation. According to the researchers, this way of organizing living space in the future may become widespread. This method contributes to the maintenance of collective health.

Governments with the world's leading technology companies establish national contact tracing systems to analyze infection pathways and educate people about the risk of infection. This method is an alternative to a partial or complete ban on travel.
Tools and Technologies
Scaling Plans
The pandemic has shown that the task of ensuring collective health is not purely medical. Enthusiasts and informal associations can participate in its solution. The DIY movement that grew during the pandemic could become a source of innovation and new technological solutions not only in the fight against infectious diseases. Also it can develop drugs and medical equipment.
Standards and values
  • Unconditional value of health and quality of life of every person
  • Society is responsible for protecting the most vulnerable populations
  • Everyone is involved in ensuring collective health
Communities and Leaders
The public health challenge brings together representatives of various professional communities (doctors, engineers), technology enthusiasts and informal communities. The World Health Organization is committed to scaling best practices.
What you can do to join the collective health practice: