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Through an MBA project, I was on the ground in Liberia in March of this year (less than 2 weeks before Ebola crossed the border into Liberia) helping the JFK Medical Center develop a public awareness campaign for the public to seek health care servic

Through an MBA project, I was on the ground in Liberia in March of this year (less than 2 weeks before Ebola crossed the border into Liberia) helping the JFK Medical Center develop a public awareness campaign for the public to seek health care servic

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I see Ebola through a lens of a hemorrhagic fever of an arthropod origin. The fever, sore throat, , muscle aches, and head aches can be treated with Leptospermum Scoparium, or it's patented name MediHoney, Manuka Honey which is medical grade honey

I see Ebola through a lens of a hemorrhagic fever of an arthropod origin. The fever, sore throat, , muscle aches, and head aches can be treated with Leptospermum Scoparium, or it's patented name MediHoney, Manuka Honey which is medical grade honey

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Through my research, and analysis, I have identified to large problem areas which (I hypothesize) could be impacted tremendously with proper execution and design thought.

Through my research, and analysis, I have identified to large problem areas which (I hypothesize) could be impacted tremendously with proper execution and design thought.

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The number of children orphaned by Ebola is currently around 5000. There aren't enough orphanages that can house these children. Extended relatives are not taking survivor children due to the stigma/fear associated with having Ebola. Only othe

The number of children orphaned by Ebola is currently around 5000. There aren't enough orphanages that can house these children. Extended relatives are not taking survivor children due to the stigma/fear associated with having Ebola. Only othe

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San Antonio, TX (KENS) - A local invention may turn out to be a key piece of technology in the fight against Ebola. It's a robot used by hospitals to disinfect and destroy bacteria and viruses.

Meet "Little Moe" the germ-zapping robot.

"What's

San Antonio, TX (KENS) - A local invention may turn out to be a key piece of technology in the fight against Ebola. It's a robot used by hospitals to disinfect and destroy bacteria and viruses. Meet "Little Moe" the germ-zapping robot. "What's

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Ebola is spread via human secretions like blood, sweet, tears, saliva, etc. So the main approach to stopping this from spreading is to cover as much of your body as possible. It is important in situations like this, that you want to have very minimum

Ebola is spread via human secretions like blood, sweet, tears, saliva, etc. So the main approach to stopping this from spreading is to cover as much of your body as possible. It is important in situations like this, that you want to have very minimum

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Promoting care-seeking is essential and in urgent need to the healthcare of the infected people, however a large number of healthcare workers are not willing to go to the epidemic areas for consideration of their own health. And my suggestion is that

Promoting care-seeking is essential and in urgent need to the healthcare of the infected people, however a large number of healthcare workers are not willing to go to the epidemic areas for consideration of their own health. And my suggestion is that

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In this Ebola crisis, academic institutions led by their global health institutes should: 
1) Allow every health professional committed to go to West Africa the opportunity to train at the CDC course prior to departure. 
2) Cover salary and continu

In this Ebola crisis, academic institutions led by their global health institutes should: 1) Allow every health professional committed to go to West Africa the opportunity to train at the CDC course prior to departure. 2) Cover salary and continu

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Since its emergence in 1976, Ebola has been largely viewed as a remote threat, a sporadic problem of the developing world. There are fewer than half a dozen facilities in the United States equipped to safely study the virulent pathogen—and we are one

Since its emergence in 1976, Ebola has been largely viewed as a remote threat, a sporadic problem of the developing world. There are fewer than half a dozen facilities in the United States equipped to safely study the virulent pathogen—and we are one

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Everyone has a cell phone today, even the poor. But the poor do not have smart phones. Here's where Unicef's RapidPro makes an entrance. RapidPro is a free platform helping NGOs create sms apps that are saving lives. Currently an app that will soon b

Everyone has a cell phone today, even the poor. But the poor do not have smart phones. Here's where Unicef's RapidPro makes an entrance. RapidPro is a free platform helping NGOs create sms apps that are saving lives. Currently an app that will soon b

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Great list of papers/reports/resources: Included are WHO/UNICEF factsheets, guidance on making chlorine solution, Ebola-related anthropological studies and other resources. http://sanitationupdates.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/washplus-weekly-focus-o

Great list of papers/reports/resources: Included are WHO/UNICEF factsheets, guidance on making chlorine solution, Ebola-related anthropological studies and other resources. http://sanitationupdates.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/washplus-weekly-focus-o

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