The CHANCE Bucket II
The CHANCE Bucket is a packaged idea that addresses the challenges of sanitation, prevention, and treatment for suspected Ebola patients in the home. Many in affected West African nations are unable to receive treatment as medical facilities run out of space, healthcare workers strike, or succumb to the disease themselves. The CHANCE bucket will consist of 3 compartments: CLEANING, PREVENTION, and TREATMENT, which will provide life saving materials and visual instructions on how to use each item. While the bucket is not designed to replace professional medical treatment, it gives a person a fighting chance to beat the disease until medical care is available.
The CHANCE Bucket will be facilitated by the participation of professional groups already in the country of Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Medical Students' Association and Social
Workers Sierra Leone. These two groups would receive the buckets and disseminate them to the villages in the districts hardest hit. It would alleviate the stress of community members having to travel to retrieve the buckets, as travel restrictions complicate movement in
Sierra Leone at the moment.