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One of the challenges faced during an epidemic or large scale disaster scenario is the feeling of helplessness that the affected populace encounters. In order to give the people in the affected regions hope we should enable them to help themselves by

One of the challenges faced during an epidemic or large scale disaster scenario is the feeling of helplessness that the affected populace encounters. In order to give the people in the affected regions hope we should enable them to help themselves by

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Chris commented on Empower affected communities to help fight Ebola!

Thanks! I'm not much of an artists, but I will try and use the IKEA mentality of simple pictographic representations with some numbers for quantities to make it easy to follow.

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Chris commented on Empower affected communities to help fight Ebola!

I don't know about the specific resources available to the local affected communities, I assume based on what little data I can find, that tree's should be more or less readily available and small saplings can be used to make a variety of structures from beds to entire buildings. Due to the specific containment protocols being used we would need to supply kits plastic sheets along with some fasteners with the instruction kits (we could also turn new unused trash bags into plastic sheets as a way to re-purpose commodity items).

I agree that community members should have a major communication/education role as well and we could include basic representations of what to do or who to call/text when they think they or others may have been infected. Both the physical and communication efforts should help to galvanize the community and strengthen their resolve to combat this outbreak.

I definitely would love to hear from someone who knows more about the regions resources and local skill sets.

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Chris commented on Ebola Facts

Great work laying out general information about Ebola! This will be key as you must first understand what you are facing before you can design solutions for it. Very useful data set!