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Promote Care-Seeking

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?

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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The Ebola Prophy Pack (EPP) builds on a two principles:  decreasing disease transmissibility through community education and enabling laypersons to practice universal precautions with loved ones.

The Ebola Prophy Pack (EPP) builds on a two principles: decreasing disease transmissibility through community education and enabling laypersons to practice universal precautions with loved ones.

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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

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

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