Médecins Sans Frontières created short, soundless training sessions for healthworkers dealing with the Ebola crisis. Note: All videos are without sound to avoid language barriers. All videos are intended to be viewed in training sessions with an experienced Médecins Sans Frontières trainer.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is intended to prevent contact with the infectious agent, or body fluid that may contain the infectious agent, by creating a barrier between the worker and the infectious material. Gloves protect the hands, gowns or coveralls protect the skin and/or clothing, masks and respirators protect the mouth and nose, and face shields protect the entire face.
The resources on this site provide practical, accessible information about Ebola, including information about preventing infection, protective equipment and clothing, handling waste, providing safe and dignified burial, and offering emotional support to the community. Toward the bottom of the list you will find links to more technical guides and guidelines, as well as a list of other websites containing multiple resources about Ebola.
Wolters Kluwer Health has granted full, free access to all of its UpToDate clinical decision support resource in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Anyone visiting www.uptodate.com with an IP address originating in these countries will have immediate free access to UpToDate.
Ebola SMS Messages for health workers in Mende. These messages are part of a course that was developed by IntraHealth to get information quickly to health workers in Ebola-affected and at-risk countries. The messages were developed based on the US CDC’s Ebola Guidelines for health workers.
This course from the University of Nebraska provides videos, media, and guidelines as used in Nebraska to care for Ebola patients. The materials share current processes being used to safely care for patients with this dangerous, highly infectious disease.
The course will be updated frequently to disseminate lessons learned.
Literature from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services about Ebola.
A website from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services with information on the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
This health lesson on the transmission and prevention of Ebola from the context of West African thought utilizes story and participatory methods to help people embrace the concepts presented. It is designed to be used in a small group setting with participation from the learners, and accompanies the Ending Ebola picture booklet. This lesson is available in English and French. All resources can be viewed and downloaded here.
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