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A personal portable toilet to prevent contact with foreign bodily fluids

The Ebola virus is transmitted through direct contact with infected bodily fluids, the most infectious being blood, faeces and vomit. 2.9 million Liberians have no latrine or share unsanitery latrines. Our idea aims to provide the population in crisis situations/areas with their personal portable toilet and deploy a waste management system.

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My personal toilet revised Oct. 30.pdf

Please see the evolution of the toilet seat and our concepts for the waste management

My personal toilet prototype.pdf

Please see our first prototype. More iterations needed ;)


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Hi Vanessa & Cédric, Have you developed the personal portable toilet more? Some of us have been continuing to design/brainstorm & get try to get things gowing in West Africa on James Gien Varney-Wong's Kerika Ebola Community Action Room, if you'd like to join in the discussion! Kind regards, me

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Hello Rebecca,
We are meeting this WE to work on it :)
Thanks for highlighting the discussion, we'll make sure to check it out.
We've also sent the project directly to USAID, we're eager to hear from them!

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