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In my country Peru, where the problem of ebola in the world showed up, we realized that none of the hospitals was prepared for the control of this disease.
As I was participating in OpenIDEO with my design to leave the uncontaminated "protective sui

In my country Peru, where the problem of ebola in the world showed up, we realized that none of the hospitals was prepared for the control of this disease. As I was participating in OpenIDEO with my design to leave the uncontaminated "protective sui

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Utilizing a deployable structure as a community center supports and educates patient families and recovered patients during and after treatment.

Goals: Create community programs using existing structures to:
— Educate & ent

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Utilizing a deployable structure as a community center supports and educates patient families and recovered patients during and after treatment. Goals: Create community programs using existing structures to: — Educate & ent

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The OpenIDEO Fighting Ebola team reflects on the power of communities to tackle global needs. Before the challenge, we each felt overwhelmed and helpless in the face of the Ebola crisis. Throughout our time here we discovered that when people come to

The OpenIDEO Fighting Ebola team reflects on the power of communities to tackle global needs. Before the challenge, we each felt overwhelmed and helpless in the face of the Ebola crisis. Throughout our time here we discovered that when people come to

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Dr. Rajiv Shah USAID  Administrator shares the highlights from our Fighting Ebola Challenge, thanks the OpenIDEO community for their innovative research , ideas and collaboration and gives an insight into how they are helping these efforts turn into

Dr. Rajiv Shah USAID Administrator shares the highlights from our Fighting Ebola Challenge, thanks the OpenIDEO community for their innovative research , ideas and collaboration and gives an insight into how they are helping these efforts turn into

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Our proposal acknowledges the unfortunate consequence of quarantine, which is that patients become not only physically, but psychologically isolated from their community. Additionally, the PPE required for treating patients is dehumanizing, frighteni

Our proposal acknowledges the unfortunate consequence of quarantine, which is that patients become not only physically, but psychologically isolated from their community. Additionally, the PPE required for treating patients is dehumanizing, frighteni

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This project aims to facilitate community-based Ebola care for communities which are remote from Ebola treatment units (ETUs), by providing access to (1) public health scale information via ETU-based radio broadcasts and (2)  symptom assessment (and

This project aims to facilitate community-based Ebola care for communities which are remote from Ebola treatment units (ETUs), by providing access to (1) public health scale information via ETU-based radio broadcasts and (2) symptom assessment (and

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How can Ebola be more personable?
How to make gear donning/doffing faster and safer?
How to extend/optimize operational time?

A redesign of the face mask that tackles the problem of alienation felt by patients while retaining safety measures and

How can Ebola be more personable? How to make gear donning/doffing faster and safer? How to extend/optimize operational time? A redesign of the face mask that tackles the problem of alienation felt by patients while retaining safety measures and

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Our idea is trying to solve the problem that healthcare workers suffer from heat exhaustion. The PPE traps heat and moisture, which causes severe overheating and loss of body fluids through sweating; a worker can only be in the PPE for 40-60 minutes

Our idea is trying to solve the problem that healthcare workers suffer from heat exhaustion. The PPE traps heat and moisture, which causes severe overheating and loss of body fluids through sweating; a worker can only be in the PPE for 40-60 minutes

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A personal containment system that combines protective coverings with caregiving architecture eliminates multiple points of potential virus transmission between health workers and ebola patients. This idea is a personal containment system, for both P

A personal containment system that combines protective coverings with caregiving architecture eliminates multiple points of potential virus transmission between health workers and ebola patients. This idea is a personal containment system, for both P

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