OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Profile

Recent contributions

(1)

Contribution list

Teams

(2) View all

Recent comments

(3) View all

Hi Rebecca, are you @peacegalaxy ? I am @CanadayCL. The only tweet with #ebola #ecosan is my tweet. Help me find yours, pls. --- What orgs retweeted? --- These sacks are super common and could be cut in half to have twice as many. Brand-new they cost $0.30 retail in Ecuador. --- They do not need to be waterproof, if liquids soak into soil that no one will have contact with. In fact, it is better for decomposition, if the excess water goes away. --- Burying would be safe as everything decomposes ... and the time necessary can be researched, but 6 months is likely more than enough. --- Also remember the ArborLoo, which is also a great option ... and fancier, such that aid agencies may like to mass produce it together with the users.

Thanks, Deborah, but there is no discussion of toilets on these links. Open defecation is responsable for spreading a myriad of other diseases and presumably also Ebola, so why is no one apparently doing anything about this? This model of toilet that I promote is so simple and inexpensive that one could be done for each individual and thus not have to worry about someone else who is sharing a toilet potentially having Ebola.

Ariel, thanks for the comment. I think it is key for whatever we propose to be simple, inexpensive and easy to implement. Please have a look at the Minimalist UDDT
https://openideo.com/challenge/fighting-ebola/ideas/minimalist-urine-diverting-dry-toilets-to-control-fecal-transmission-of-ebola
Have you prototyped the design on your blog?