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Concrete quarantine/medical tents that go up easily in 24 hrs.

You need a sterile enviroment that can be built quickly and can quarantine the infected.

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This is a tent that is made of a concrete canvas. It's sterile, goes up fast, is durable and can be blown up with a small blower. The only thing is that it needs water and I'm not sure about your water situation there. Here is a link to the companies website http://www.concretecanvas.com

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Photo of Inna Maria Hwang
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That's a fantastic idea! I'm wondering how many people can be in these tents at once.

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Photo of Kutter McNeil
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Thanks for the support. The company makes 2 sizes right now. One 25sqm and one 50sqm of floor space.

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Photo of Jekshua Jah'zeel Rincon
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This is a great idea, but you need to make sure if it affordable enough to send them to Liberia

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So I all I could find is a rough estimate of $20-$60 per square meter however, the company does say that the price falls with the volume.

NOW I couldn't find a cost estimate for how much we are currently spending on supplies, workers, transportation, etc. If someone could help me find that it'd be great.

I still imagine that this overall is cheaper simply because it's literally just fill with water, blow it up, and then let it set for a day.

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Photo of D. Dickard
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This is an incredible post! I had no idea of such a thing. Thank you.

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Thanks for the support.

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Photo of Deborah Paterson
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Hi Kutter, great contribution, have you considered how it might be sanitized? What about once it's no longer needed as a hospital? How can it be disposed of or repurposed?

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I'm actually not sure how they're santizing from ebola right now. I imagine it's some sort of mixture of bleach or alcohol which we could use here as well. I also know that there has been some success of using UV radiation to kill the virus. Since it's concrete you could probably also just start a fire within it to kill the virus and the structure would still stand. If you did want to take it down/destroy it'd probably take you a day or two depending on the tools. Again it's concrete.

After it's no longer needed the people can still use it to live in, to store stuff, to have a class room, or whatever they have a need for.