How might we ensure that communities receive and respond to timely, accurate and actionable information about Ebola prevention and treatment?
How might we ensure that communities receive and respond to timely, accurate and actionable information about Ebola prevention and treatment? How might we dispel myths and misconceptions that discourage response to outreach and surveillance with healthcare authorities?
Let's try and develop solutions that enhance behavior change and encourage care-seeking. What could we learn from past solutions that might be applicable to this situation?
Affected countries conduct national campaigns that call for all citizens to join the fight against Ebola -- take their temperatures twice a day and take action if 100 degrees or higher when Ebola is at its weakest point. Promote via media blitz that
Highlighting the 'wins' within communities will encourage people to seek education and treatment, in addition to reducing stigma and fear associated with Ebola. This fear will have large repercussions past the current outbreak, and we need to conside
Let Hollywood create a short (5 minuntes?) dramatic video demonstrating the prevention, symptoms, and proper response to the virus. Use the mobile digital billboards to create walk-up theaters to share the video all over the villages and towns. W
The important role of burials in stopping the spread of Ebola was shown by the case of a traditional healer who died in Sierra Leone early in the outbreak.
WHO has said 365 cases of Ebola were later traced back to participation in her funeral.
MSF’s West Africa Ebola response started in March 2014 and counts activities in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. In response to a confirmed case in Mali, an MSF team arrived in the country this week to reinforce MSF’s regular mission and provide te
A couple of weeks ago I heard someone said ¨Hanger has killed millions of people, but it is not being such a scandal because rich people cannot die from it¨ and I thought, damn! There is so much reality on that statement, and it made me so sad at the
Through a series of interviews with Medicines Frontieres Doctors (MSF) on the ground we assessed the most practical way to provide mobile support for both clinicians and the general population affected by Ebola.
Due to a shortage of health workers
OpenIDEO is doing a great job of collecting ideas that relate to the Ebola epidemic. However, OpenIDEO's platform is not designed for comprehensively documenting, organizing, and managing ideas on Ebola according to the building blocks of a business
Many accounts of Ebola epidemic draw contrast between intentions and implementation. Some of the measures implemented on the ground— quarantines, space-suite PPE, etc— can be viewed as hegemonic. One particular area that could be addressed is in the
Sachet water is widely distributed and consumed in the affected regions, also in rural communities. Information about Ebola (symptoms, risks, to dos) could be printed on the bags to inform in simple, catchy words and symbols.
People who consumer
Usually in schools, donation drives are a success. So why not help out Ebola? By being partners with associations like the Red Cross, students can collect needed materials in West Africa, whether it be for the children orphaned by Ebola or those stri
How can we influence care seeking behavior in communities effected by this ebola epidemic? An ORGANIZED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM for WEST AFRICANS in DIASPORA communities, combined with SUPPORT and development of PHONE BANKS, can promote SHARING of infor
Self- adhesives with temperature-sensitive elements for temperature control.
The temperature-sensitive adhesives indicate whether a person has a fever or not without using the thermometer. To identify fever simply apply the adhesive, the adhesive