Ebola Response About

Assessing use of personal protective equipment in ebola response efforts. The WHO has new protective equipment guidelines in response to the Ebola crisis. Here is a PDF showing steps to putting on protective equipment. Since there is no known cure for Ebola, protection from infection is crucial in emergency response. Changes to this guidance in response to Ebola are explained by the CDC.

This project is part of the Citizen Cyberlab project researching citizen science. It aims to raise awareness of Ebola emergency response efforts and to experiment with using GeoTag-X to support training about personal protective equipment. Results are experimental and do not directly contribute to Ebola response action. The UN has created the first-ever UN emergency health mission for this crisis that includes a list of what is still needed. If you can contribute to emergency needs listed by UNMEER, please focus your efforts there first.

Images to begin this project are from from Médecins Sans Frontières Australia, UNICEF Liberia and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Volunteers add new images to the project from other sources and you can out these sources for licensing information.

Here is an explanation of personal protective equipment (PPE) used in Ebola reponse from Médecins Sans Frontières USA:

PPE explanation image

Developed by Cobi Smith in association with the UNITAR-UNOSAT Ebola response.

Last updated 30 April, 2015.