The OmniVis platform will enable proactive, rather than reactive, approaches in environmental pathogen detection. As conflict reduces the number of individuals able to supply aid to a region, it is of upmost importance that materials are targeted to areas in greatest need. We work with NGOs that are located in areas with cholera, such as Haiti, Bangladesh, and Kenya. The beneficiary is the local community.
However, OmniVis cannot tackle this problem alone. This is why private-public partnerships are necessary. We work with Code for Africa, icddr,b, MSF, and Emerging Pathogens Institute because they have the trust in communities abroad, the distribution networks, and experience in the field that is necessary for success in cholera eradication.