Ebola News


Feb

23

2016
Video: Learning, to Prevent the Next Outbreak

Video: Learning, to Prevent the Next Outbreak

Last month, the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project released a video, available in both English and French, reflecting on the 2014 Ebola response within Guinea.


Jul

09

2015
Video: The Story of Ebola

Video: The Story of Ebola

This animation—produced in collaboration with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF, and Yoni Goodman—brings to life key messages that help people see and understand how Ebola spreads and how to protect themselves and their communities.


May

13

2015
Animated Film for Health Worker Use in Guinea to Support Ebola Contact-Tracing

Animated Film for Health Worker Use in Guinea to Support Ebola Contact-Tracing

Medical Aid Films just released a short new animated film on Ebola in collaboration with the Earth Institute at Columbia University. The film is targeted to help educate communities in Guinea about "contact tracing," vital work being done by health workers to find everyone who has been in direct contact with a sick Ebola patient in order to help stop spread of the disease.


Feb

18

2015
Evaluate and Briefly Manage Patients: Ebola Assessment Hospitals

Evaluate and Briefly Manage Patients: Ebola Assessment Hospitals

This module covers the basic concepts for evaluating and briefly managing a patient under investigation for Ebola. Although all U.S. healthcare facilities need to screen and promptly identify patients at risk for Ebola, the content of this module is primarily for Ebola Assessment Hospitals. These hospitals need to be capable of initial evaluation and care of these patients for up to 96 hours until Ebola...

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Feb

18

2015
Isolation of a Patient with Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

Isolation of a Patient with Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

This module provides guidance to frontline and assessment hospitals for developing plans and procedures for safely implementing appropriate isolation precautions for a patient under investigation for Ebola. The module is focused on the emergency department, which is the likely first point of contact. Planning and adhering to these precautions will minimize the risk of infecting patients, staff, and visitors while these patients are evaluated. The...

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Feb

18

2015
Considerations for Preparedness

Considerations for Preparedness

Planning and preparedness are the keys to dealing effectively with threats that include infectious diseases caused by SARS and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS, novel influenza viruses like H1N1, and Ebola. During outbreaks or epidemics of these emerging infectious diseases, healthcare facilities must carefully monitor the global situation as it evolves and conduct robust planning to promptly identify and safely manage a patient...

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Feb

18

2015
WHO: Survivors in Limbo

WHO: Survivors in Limbo

Sierra Leone has more than 2000 known Ebola survivors, who have been celebrated as heroes all over the country. But once back in the community, they face the harsh reality of stigmatization. As a young boy and orphan, Sherrie used to live with his uncle, until he was discharged from the Ebola treatment centre and he found that he wasn’t welcome back in his own...

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Feb

18

2015
Screening Patients for Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

Screening Patients for Ebola Risk Factors and Symptoms

Healthcare facilities that provide urgent care and emergency services are first points of contact for returning travelers who might have Ebola. This module provides guidance to emergency departments for developing plans and procedures for screening all patients for relevant travel history, risk factors for Ebola, and signs and symptoms that might be consistent with Ebola. Important concepts are outlined regarding safe, patient- and family-centered screening...

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Feb

16

2015
How to Safely Put on PPE, Selected Equipment: N95 and Gown

How to Safely Put on PPE, Selected Equipment: N95 and Gown

This video demonstrates the procedure described in CDC guidance for donning (i.e., putting on) personal protective equipment (PPE) for all healthcare providers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with known or suspected Ebola virus disease. It assumes the healthcare provider will be using an N95 and Gown.


Feb

16

2015
How to Safely Put on PPE, Selected Equipment: PAPR and Coverall

How to Safely Put on PPE, Selected Equipment: PAPR and Coverall

This video demonstrates the procedure described in CDC guidance for donning (i.e., putting on) personal protective equipment (PPE) for all healthcare providers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with known or suspected Ebola virus disease. It assumes the healthcare provider will be using a PAPR and Coverall.



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