I bring up the trashbag idea because it thinks outside the traditional framework of transporting a sick person to a medical facility where he/she will be taken care of by professionals. Rather than rely upon hospitals and clinics, might there be a way to curb the spread of the disease before even the caregiver is infected? Could infected patients don isolated suits to protect those around them?
Could there be a third need? A cheap alternative that caregivers could don, instead of being forced to do-it-themselves (https://openideo.com/challenge/fighting-ebola/research/woman-saves-three-family-members-from-ebola-utilizing-common-materials-to-provide-protective-equipment)?
Fascinating! As one of the other posts points out, 75% of Ebola victims are women (https://openideo.com/challenge/fighting-ebola/research/caregivers-are-the-most-at-risk-for-ebola), with caregivers at greatest risk. If we were to create a visual as you suggest (say a website and accompanying pamphlet), would there be an outlet for the information in a place that caregivers (predominantly women) would have easy access to?